In this role he will be responsible for the company’s marketing communications, public relations, eMarketing, advertising and brand.
“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, founding 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.”
Prior to joining Accedian Networks, Scott held senior marketing, product management and business development positions in a number of leading telecom-focused companies, including VP of Marketing at Minacom (acquired by Tektronix in 2006), Director of Marketing at Aethera Networks, Partnership Program Manager at EXFO, as well as project and engineering management roles at PerkinElmer Optoelectronics and MPB Communications. Scott has participated in numerous acquisitions and industry partnerships, and has authored numerous patents and conference papers on telecommunications technology.
Scott has Masters and Bachelor degrees in Engineering (M.Eng, B. Eng) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed professional business management training at the John Molson School of Business, the Alliance Institute, and the Project Management Institute.
“It is a pleasure to join the talented team at Accedian Networks,” commented 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 Networks will be demonstrating their product line at the upcoming Comptel Spring Convention & Expo, February 24-27, in Nashville, TN. Scott Sumner has recently published an article on deploying wireless backhaul over cable networks in the January issue of Broadband Gear Report.
About Accedian Networks
Accedian Networks (accedian.com) is a leading provider of Packet Performance Assurance™ solutions that enable wireless operators, service providers and cable MSOs to deliver carrier-grade, packet-based applications including VoIP, IPTV, video-conferencing and transparent LAN services over Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and wireless 3G / 4G / WiMAX networks.
Accedian Networks’ Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP™) provides in-service monitoring, loopback testing, remote troubleshooting, service management and network demarcation for high-performance wireless backhaul, business services and carrier hand-off applications.
EtherNID™ packet assurance demarcation units allow providers to regain control of their services by establishing end-to-end, standards-based operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) over converged multi-technology and multi-provider networks, while enabling value-added services backed by assured Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Accedian Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
Trademarks: Accedian, EtherNID, MetroNID, SLA-meter, Performance Assurance Agent, PAA, Multi-SLA, “Packet Performance Assurance”, “Delivering Service Performance with Assurance” and “Map-out the Health of your Network” are trademarks of Accedian Networks Inc. All other trademarks quoted are property of their respective owners.