Dr. Stephen Grubb joins Inligo Networks following a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry. In his most recent role Stephen was a Global Optical Architect at Meta/Facebook, overseeing the build of 20 open submarine cable systems and introducing new optical technologies for Meta’s Global Network.

Prior to Meta, he was a Fellow at Infinera where for 14 years he directed work on next generation Photonic Integrated optical and network technologies. This involved working on over 250,000 kilometres of subsea cable systems, landing across 28 countries.

Stephen’s very relevant experience in designing and delivering some of the most recent and advanced subsea systems, such as MAREA, PLCN, Jupiter, Echo and Bifrost was very compelling in his appointment to the Inligo Networks Global Advisory Board.

With a globally respected reputation in optical technologies, Stephen was also responsible for the first commercial introduction of Raman amplifiers in fibre networks.

“We are delighted to welcome Stephen into Team Inligo and we look forward to leveraging his immense experience in the development, deployment and operation of optical fibre subsea and terrestrial cable systems. The Inligo team is excited about the cable projects we have in our company pipeline which was of interest to Stephen and being one of the reasons Stephen decided to join the team.”

Brian Evans, Inligo Networks Chief Executive Officer

Stephen received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Grubb has over 125 published papers and conference contributions and over 75 issued US Patents.