Extreme Networks Names Telecom Industry Veteran as CTO

Extreme Networks today announced that it has appointed Vish Nandlall to the position of Chief Technology Officer.

Nandlall has a distinguished career in the networking arena, with more than 15 years of experience in creating technology vision, strategy and technical development driving scalable IP networks, wireless and VoIP. Mr. Nandlall previously served as chief technology officer for Nortel’s Carrier Networks division, overseeing the technology vision for the company’s successful Wireless and in Carrier VoIP Applications businesses.

“Vish Nandlall has an impressive depth of expertise and will greatly assist Extreme Networks as we continue to develop cutting-edge and cost-effective Ethernet portfolios that are designed specifically for the needs of carriers and large enterprises,” said Mark Canepa, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. “Vish brings a bold vision for connecting next-generation networks using Ethernet and the deep industry experience to drive our solution offerings.”

In addition to his role as CTO for Carrier Networks at Nortel, Nandlall has served in various technical leadership roles, as the chief architect for CDMA technologies and lead architect for Metro DWDM. He is also a key figure in networking standards bodies that drive next-generation networking and communications, including, the IETF, 3GPP, 3GPP2 and as a board member for ATIS.

Nandlall holds a BSC Engineering, First Division, Electrical Engineering, from the University of New Brunswick.

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