Bob Hadaway | Vice President, Product Line Management
Ciena | Canada

Bob Hadaway, Vice President, Product Line Management, Ciena

Bob Hadaway is the Vice President and General Manager of the newly formed Ciena Merchant Modem Business.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the productizing high performance Modems for sale to the market.  Significant experience in semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic industries, and more recently the Ciena Submarine business, provides significant experience to drive success in this new enterprise.


Conference Day One @ 16:55

Closing Panel: Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

  • The definition of “open” – is there an industry standard that we can agree on?
  • To open or not open: assessing the pros and cons of adopting an open cable system
    • Are open systems for everyone? Will there be cases where it’s not feasible and/or necessary? What will those be?
  • Commercial considerations in opting for the open network model
    • What are the foreseeable business opportunities with the adoption of open submarine networks? What are the implications when combined with a more advanced terrestrial network?
    • Consortium vs private cable management of open networks: how will this differ and what would be the challenges that each party would face?
    • How can operators best manage vendor responsibility with multiple vendors on one network; what can vendors do to help?

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