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Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium
October 6 & 8, 2020
Digital Symposium

Shahed Mazumder
Principal Strategist, Technology Strategy at CableLabs


As a principal strategist on the technology strategy team at CableLabs, Shahed Mazumder specializes in data driven strategic analysis and financial modeling to facilitate more informed decision making by cable executives. He is frequently involved in analysis requests coming from CableLabs members and in proactive analyses that can potentially impact the industry at large. Shahed’s areas of expertise include wireless related topics such as 5G deployment economics in low/mid/high band spectrum, Total Cost of Ownership analysis of DOCSIS as a backhaul/fronthaul solution and spectrum strategy and evaluation. His work also spans across wireline, satellite broadband, network virtualization and IoT related topics. 

Prior to joining CableLabs, Shahed worked as a strategy consultant at Cartesian, a Boston-based boutique strategy consulting firm focusing on the tech, media, and telecom sectors. At Cartesian, Shahed worked on a variety of projects ranging from technology due diligence to business case development and product strategy/competitive assessment. Before his career in consulting, Shahed was an engineer working in solution management and business development roles at Nokia Siemens Networks Japan and Alcatel-Lucent Japan (both are now part of Nokia Networks). Shahed also worked in the global IP VPN product management group of NTT Communications in Japan. 

Shahed has a Master of Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan School of Management and he received his Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese and enthusiastically extends his support whenever any CableLabs initiative involves the Japanese market.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: 5G Friend or Foe