By WFN Strategies

WFN Strategies (WFN) is pleased to announce the engagement of AQEST as its European business development agent.

AQEST, located in Paris, France, will act as a Consultant to provide WFN with marketing and sales support to current and potential European clients in the commercial and Oil & Gas industries. This will enable WFN to provide enhanced service and customer interface, and will better project the company’s telecoms engineering and implementation capabilities in the region.

“WFN Strategies is very pleased to be working with AQEST, and the combined talents of both organizations is a significant new offering for the European telecoms market,” said Wayne Nielsen, Managing Director of WFN Strategies.

“AQEST is proud to have been selected by WFN. We feel our European experience, culture and presence will bring valuable services to WFN in the region,” said Patrick Faidherbe, AQEST Founding Partner and Senior Expert.

About WFN Strategies: WFN Strategies ( provides telecoms engineering solutions for remote and unique communication requirements. With ongoing projects in Antarctica, Asia Pacific, Colorado, North Sea and West Africa, WFN Strategies accomplishes telecoms engineering involving submarine and terrestrial optical cable, microwave, mobile, broadband wireless/WiMAX/WiFi, satellite and other RF technologies for commercial, oil & gas and government clients. WFN Strategies provides system strategy, acquisition and implementation support for all aspects of telecoms services, including developing the standards for system design, the tender process, contract forming, construction, physical deployment and maintenance.  WFN Strategies publishes Submarine Telecoms Forum (, the industry's first electronic, dedicated magazine and RSS Feed, and the platform for discourse on submarine telecom cable and network operations.

About AQEST: AQEST (Access to Qualified Experts in Submarine Telecommunication) ( is a newly born expert company specialized in all activities related to submarine cable systems. Its three founders (namely Jean Devos, Patrick Faidherbe and Georges Krebs) have devoted their entire lives to this specific activity. Sharing the same human values, as well as more than 100 years of experience in optical telecommunication working for Operators and Systems Suppliers, they have joined forces, knowledge and experience to propose a unique way of expertise. From Feasibility Studies to System Maintenance, via System Designs, Supply Contract drafting, Supply Contract Negotiations, Project Management, etc. they propose, together with dozens of submarine business enthusiasts, to help anyone in deploying or increasing its activity, in learning more about submarine cable business, in teaching the keys to transform a project to a success story, or in sharing its work load by using their capabilities and a full range of expertise.