Shamim Akhtar, Comcast


Shamim Akhtar, Sr. Director Network Architecture & Technology is responsible for driving the network technology platform and architecture roadmap for Comcast’s truly converged national IP backbone, Metro, Edge and Access network.

His technology & operations leadership, both inside and outside Comcast has brought tremendous momentum in the area of vendor agnostic network scaling to support Triple play residential, MEF based business services and Mobile backhaul services over one converged IP/Optical network.

He has been a key contributor in recently founded “100G and beyond” user group in North America and has been a founding member of Docsis provisioning of EPON/10GEPON for business services scalability.

Shamim has been involved in critical technology acquisition and investment decisions in IP/Optical industry with help of his experience and insight on the length and breadth of network technologies and their operational models.  

 Shamim is an IIT Kharagpur’95 Graduate with working knowledge on MSO/Carrier network in North America, Europe and APAC through his prior experience in Philips, VPISystems and IPI/Ciena.