Qian Zhong | Managing Director
TE SubCom | United States

Qian Zhong, Managing Director, TE SubCom

Dr. Qian Zhong is currently Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales at TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company.  TE SubCom is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. The business designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 500,000 km of subsea communication cable-enough to circle the Earth more than 12 times at the Equator. TE SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry-leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team, work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.

At TE SubCom, Dr. Zhong is responsible for the sales, marketing, and business development efforts for the APAC region.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Zhong was Managing Director, Product Management, where he led the planning, marketing, and development of new products for the company.  Previously, Qian also held various management positions at the company as Director of System Engineering, where he was in charge of the technical sales for the business, Director of Cable Development, and Director of Advanced Technology Research, respectively.

Qian started his a career at the AT&T Bell Labs in 1992 where he worked at the Optical Fiber Research Department in Murray Hill, NJ.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business of the New York University.


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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