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Extreme Networks names telecom industry veteran Vish Nandlall to role of Chief Technology Officer

  • 06 August, 2009 15:00

<p>SYDNEY, August 6, 2009 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced that it has appointed Vish Nandlall to the position of Chief Technology Officer.</p>
<p>Mr 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. He 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.</p>
<p>"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.”</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Nandlall holds a BSC Engineering, First Division, Electrical Engineering, from the University of New Brunswick.</p>
<p>About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company’s network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com.</p>
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<p>This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding future financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products and services; a highly competitive business environment for network switching equipment; its effectiveness in controlling expenses, the possibility that the Company might experience delays in the development of new technology and products; customer response to its new technology and products; the timing of any recovery in the global economy; risks related to pending or future litigation, and a dependency on third parties for certain components and for the manufacturing of the Company’s products. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under the captions: “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and “Risk Factors.”</p>
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<p>Extreme Networks is a trademark or registered trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.</p>

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