Boston – July 9, 2018 – Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today the addition of Mehmet Akcin to Seaborn’s Board of Advisors.
Mehmet is one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative engineering executives, with 15 years of experience and 6 patents granted to his name while working at Microsoft. His areas of expertise include submarine cables, IP backbones, Domain Name Systems, network security and content delivery networks. Until June 2018, he served as Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Planning and Acquisitions group at Oath (formerly known as Yahoo!), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. Previously, he worked at Microsoft as a Director in the Global Network Acquisition Group and as Chief Engineer at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
“We are very pleased to add Mehmet to our Board of Advisors,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of Seaborn. “He is a distinguished engineer with extensive experience in building massive scale networks around the world.”
Mr. Akcin commented, “I look forward to working with Seaborn’s management team on a variety of strategic, commercial and technical opportunities.”Posted on 9th July 2018
Seaborn atends global communications needs in the Americas, providing Transport, Ethernet Private Line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its subsea and land-based cable infrastructure. POPs, Terrestrial Backhaul and Cable Landing Station of submarine cables are owned by Seaborn. Seaborn’s team has designed, built and operated more submarine cable systems than any other telecommunications team, including more than 75 Cable Landing Stations, 250 global POPs and 250,000 km of submarine fiber optic cables. Visit www.seabornnetworks.com for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.
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