Extreme Networks, which provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has named Vish Nandlall as its new CTO.

Nandlall brings more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications, including implementing strategy and technical development of scalable IP networks, wireless technologies and VoIP.

Prior to Extreme Networks, Nandlall served as chief technology officer for Nortel's Carrier Networks division, overseeing the technology vision for the company's Wireless and 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 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 industry experience to drive our solution offerings."

In addition to his role as CTO for Carrier Networks at Nortel, Nandlall served in various technical leadership roles, including chief architect for Nortel's CDMA technologies and lead architect for Metro DWDM.

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