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Niall Robinson

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Niall Robinson

VP, global business development

Niall specializes in moving cutting-edge technology from the lab into the network. He has played an instrumental role in transforming the data center interconnect (DCI) market, working with companies such as Facebook to create open optical packet transport systems. He has spent more than 25 years in the telecommunications industry and has worked at all levels, from service provider to component provider.


Niall has held roles in MCI/Worldcom’s advanced technology group, Nortel’s optical research team and Oclaro’s high-speed optical modules group. During his tenure at these companies, he worked on a wide range of technologies, from terrestrial and submarine optical amplification solutions to 100Gbit/s transmitters and receivers. During the course of his career he has generated 20 patents.


He has an M.Sc. in microwave and optical communications from University College London and a B.Eng. in electrical, electronics and communications engineering from the University of Newcastle.

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