Ed Chan is the senior vice president of Network Infrastructure Planning for Verizon, a position he has held since 2013. Ed is responsible for the strategic technology evolution of the Verizon wireless and wireline networks where he oversees long-term planning to meet future traffic demand.
Previously, Ed was vice president of Core Network Infrastructure Planning, where he directed strategy of the core network infrastructure including the optical long haul transport, packet core MPLS/IP, voice/VoIP, video/CDN and advanced network architecture such as SDN.
Prior to that, Ed was vice president of National Network Operations for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the operation of centralized national network infrastructure including the backbone IP network and commercial data systems. He also had responsibility for the Network Operations Center and technical Network Repair Bureau, which supports both consumer and enterprise customers.
Ed started his career as an engineering intern in the Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems wireless lab in 1992. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including direction of network engineering, operations and performance for southern New Jersey, Delaware and central and eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia; network implementation supporting new products and services; and oversight of the convergence of legacy wireless data networks into a common network for data and voice communications.
Ed earned his master’s degree in Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.