Figuratively speaking, Kamran Sistanizadeh is a converted atheist.
Yipes Communications co-founders Jerry Parrick and Ron Young decided to convert him as a co-founder shortly after a memorable lunch at a Silicon Alley restaurant, where the dynamic duo decided to go ahead with Yipes.
As they remember it now, they wanted somebody to architect their next-generation last-mile Gigabit Ethernet network, so it would have to be someone who was both a network genius and came from the belly of the beast a telco. If you get an atheist to believe in your religion, then you have a solid argument, they reasoned.
That is how Sistanizadeh got in Yipes crosshairs. A star at Bell Atlantic Global Networks, Sistanizadeh built one of the world largest Asynchronous Transfer Mode networks as chief technology officer, and he holds a number of patents on Digital Subscriber Line technology implementations. Continuing in the same position with Yipes, Sistanizadeh built an Internet Protocol network with a four-nines-reliability guarantee and hes not done yet: He hopes to get Yipes network to five nines. In a space of two years, Sistanizadeh went from being an ATM/DSL prophet to a Gigabit Ethernet pioneer.
Sistanizadeh has been the inventor or co-inventor of 16 granted patents. He has contributed significantly to the standardization of the DSL technology Integrated Services Digital Network DSL, High-speed DSL, Asymmetric DSL, xDSL with more than 40 technical contributions. He was one of the founding members of the ADSL Forum, where he served as an elected board member from its inception until 1997.