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The Ethernet Alliance gets Extreme executive

The Ethernet Alliance recently elected Harpreet Chadha from Extreme Networks as its technical committee chair and vice president of technology.

The Ethernet Alliance recently elected Harpreet Chadha from Extreme Networks as its technical committee chair and vice president of technology.

Harpreet Chadha is director of product management at Extreme Networks, where he oversees product development of scalable Ethernet switching solutions. These solutions are aimed at helping enterprises and carriers build intelligent, cost-effective networks.

"Harpreet Chadha's active participation and technical role with the Ethernet Alliance helps further its mission of taking Ethernet technology to the next level.

"Vendor cooperation is essential to the greater goal of promoting Ethernet to its full potential with customers, vendors and in the standards community," said Chris Moore, regional director ME & Africa for Extreme Networks (pictured).

Formed in 2006, the Ethernet Alliance promotes industry awareness and the advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards. It focuses on the entire spectrum of network users and applications, from those of telecom carriers, to corporate enterprises as well as consumers and end-users.

Extreme Networks has heavily participated in essential Ethernet standards bodies and vendor alliances. This includes the IEEE 802.3ae high-speed task force, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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