Pioneer Consulting Appoints France-based Senior Consultant

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 10, 2019—Following several recent assignments with the company, France-based Mr. Bertrand Clesca has joined Pioneer Consulting in a senior capacity to augment its core team that specializes in submarine and terrestrial fiber optic system services. Specifically, Pioneer Consulting provides turnkey project management and integration, procurement, system design, engineering and implementation, permitting, financial and technical due diligence as well as market and technical studies. Most recently, Pioneer Consulting has specialized in the disaggregated system model—all of the above client services in which Bertrand will partake.

Speaking on behalf of Pioneer Consulting while attending SubOptic 2019, Managing Partner Howard Kidorf, expressed: “Over many months, Bertrand has worked independently alongside Pioneer and demonstrated his ability to provide superior capability to meet the needs of our clients. We are very pleased he is immediately augmenting Pioneer’s core competencies in servicing the needs of our international clients in engineering, business planning, project and management advisory services.”

Bertrand’s background brings 30 years of knowledge in optical telecommunications coupled with a breadth of expertise ranging from research to engineering marketing and business development. In addition to authoring or co-authoring over 80 peer-reviewed publications, Bertrand also holds numerous patents in the area of optical amplification for multichannel transmission and advanced modulation formats for optical transmission.

Also attending SubOptic 2019, Bertrand commented onsite: “The opportunity to help build Pioneer Consulting’s core strengths and to meet the needs of its clients, particularly in the EMEA region and beyond, is both a challenge and a privilege.”

Before joining Pioneer Consulting, Bertrand worked for a US-based supplier of optical networking solutions for long-haul, high-capacity optical transmission subsea/terrestrial infrastructure for 12 years where he was responsible for client development. In 2014, Bertrand founded his own consulting boutique focusing on optical infrastructure enabling web and cloud worldwide.

Bertrand Clesca may be reached via: .

SubOptic 2019

Please join Pioneer Consulting at SubOptic 2019 in New Orleans, LA USA from Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 11, 2019. If you would like to request a personal meeting with the team, please send an e-mail to: . We look forward to seeing you!

Suboptic 2019


Please join Pioneer Consulting at PTC '19 in Honolulu, Hawaii from Sunday, January 20th to Wednesday, January 23rd 2019.

If you would like to request a personal meeting with Howard Kidorf, Gavin Tully, Ryan Wopschall or Philip deGuzman during the event, please send your request to Christine Schinella via: .

Submarine Networks EMEA 2019

As an Association Partner of the event, Pioneer Consulting is pleased to announce the subsea cable community will gather together at the Business Design Centre in London for Submarine Networks EMEA 2019 from 12-13 February 2019. We invite you to attend this event and join Mr. Keith Schofield, Pioneer Consulting's Managing Partner, Mr. Gavin Tully, Partner and Mr. Iain Ritson, Senior Manager.

Keith will be moderating two keynote panels: "Making waves: Emerging strategies & opportunities in the subsea cable industry" on Tuesday, 12 February at 9:30 am and "The evolving contribution of marine cable maintenance in subsea network resilience" at 14:20 pm.

Register today to benefit from a 15% discount off each delegate pass(es)! Please use the discount code TMCR when registering online via the following link.

We hope to see you there!

Submarine Network EMEA

Subsea Americas 2018

Please join Pioneer Consulting's Director of Submarine Networks, Philip deGuzman, at Subsea Americas 2018 from 3-4 December 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

At 3:45 pm on Monday, 3 December, Philip will be moderating the panel: "Atlantic vs. Pacific - How Can the Industry Mirror the East Coast Subsea Cable Boom on the Pacific West Coast?"

If you would like to request a personal meeting with Philip during the event, send your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pioneer Consulting Announces New Partner in the Company

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, November 5, 2018—The industry-leading, international submarine cable integration and consulting firm, Pioneer Consulting, is pleased to announce the addition of Gavin Tully as a Partner in the company. Pioneer Consulting offers a comprehensive set of services for the submarine fiber-optic telecommunications industry including turnkey project management, financial and technical due diligence, engineering and implementation, and market and technical studies.

Read full press release here.

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Pioneer Consulting Appoints Director of Submarine Networks

Boston, Massachusetts, USA October 9, 2018—The well-known international submarine cable consulting firm Pioneer Consulting, has further increased capabilities by greatly adding to its core project team. With over 10 years in system design engineering and project implementation experience, Pioneer Consulting welcomes Mr. Philip deGuzman.

Read full press release here.

Pioneer Phil deGuzman Photo

Submarine Networks World 2018

On behalf of Pioneer Consulting’s Director-Networks, Ryan Wopschall, we thank you for joining him at the two panels: “The Always-On Value Chain: Best Practices in Designing and Deploying Resilient Submarine Networks” and "Assessing the Upgrades Market in a Data-Driven Future" during Submarine Networks World 2018. For follow-up questions, please send an e-mail to Ryan via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(photo courtesy of Terrapinn).

Ryan Wopschall Moderating at SNW 2018

Pioneer Consulting's Proves to be a Successful Tool for Cable Owners

Since its launch in May 2017, Pioneer Consulting’s continues to provide an innovative cloud-based design platform for mapping, planning and analyzing new undersea cable systems. In addition to serving many industry organizations, recently reached Alaska to assist with various regional cable systems that are in early planning stages. was able to help validate routing, engineer the cable, and support overall budget planning for various telecommunications companies. is an accessible, web-based service that ensures cable design and multi-discipline collaboration remains straightforward throughout early-stage project planning. The platform avoids unnecessary complication by delivering a simple customer-focused product, point-and-click functionality, and meaningful data-driven reports as well as analytics allowing customers to instantly generate Route Position Lists (RPLs), Straight Line Diagrams (SLDs), and other economically important details—all provided in industry-standard exportable formats.

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Submarine Networks World 2018

Meet with Pioneer Consulting’s Director-Networks, Ryan Wopschall at Submarine Networks World 2018 from September 24-26 in the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Centre. At 11:45 am on Wednesday, September 26th, Ryan will be moderating the panel: "Assessing the upgrades market in a data-driven future."

Please join Ryan and industry colleagues from around the globe at the annual and well-attended submarine cable event. If you plan to attend and have not yet registered, use the code below to receive your 15% discount.

If you would like to request a personal meeting with Ryan, send your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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