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February 05, 2008

Accedian Networks Taps New Marketing VP

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor


Canadian-based Accedian Networks (News - Alert) has appointed Scott Sumner as Vice President of Marketing. Sumner will be taking charge of company’s marketing communications, public relations, eMarketing, advertising and brand.

Accedian Networks is a provider of Packet Performance Assurance solutions which provides wireless operators, service providers and cable MSOs to deliver carrier-grade, packet-based applications including VoIP, IPTV (News - Alert), video-conferencing and transparent LAN services over Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and wireless 3G / 4G / WiMAX (News - Alert) networks.

Scott has Masters and Bachelor degrees in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his professional business management training at the John Molson School of Business, the Alliance Institute, and the Project Management Institute.

Scott has prior experience in senior marketing, product management and business development positions, in a number of leading telecom-focused companies. He has worked as VP of Marketing at Minacom (News - Alert) (acquired by Tektronix in 2006), as Director of Marketing at Aethera Networks, as Partnership Program Manager at EXFO, as well as project and engineering management roles at PerkinElmer Optoelectronics and MPB Communications.

Scott has many patents and conference papers on telecommunications technology to his credit and has also participated in numerous acquisitions and industry partnerships.An article was published recently by Scott Sumner, on deploying wireless backhaul over cable networks, in the January issue of Broadband Gear Report.

“Scott brings extensive experience in marketing, advertising and public relations to our team at a strategic time in our company’s continued growth,” said Patrick Ostiguy (News - Alert), president & CEO of Accedian Networks. “With over 10 years of experience in telecommunications test and measurement, and a proven track record scaling marketing efforts, Scott will be a key member of our team as Accedian Networks becomes increasingly recognized as a thought leader and prime solution provider of Packet Performance Assurance solutions.”

“It is a pleasure to join the talented team at Accedian Networks,” said Sumner. “With an industry unique product line that helps service providers establish end-to-end service assurance, operations, Administration & Maintenance (OAM), and Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Accedian Networks solutions address critical issues facing packet-based wireless backhaul and business services. I look forward to working with the telecom community to increase the visibility of these proven-effective solutions.”

Accedian Network’s Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP™) offers in-service monitoring, loop back testing, remote troubleshooting, service management and network demarcation for high-performance wireless backhaul, business services and carrier hand-off applications.

Accedian Networks will be demonstrating their product line at the upcoming Comptel Spring Convention & Expo at Nashville, TN.

Jayashree Adkoli is a TMCnet Contributing Editor.

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