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Former Exec VP for Spirent, Bill Mortimer, joins Xena Networks Board of Directors

04-14-2021 09:39 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Spirent's former Exec VP, Bill Mortimer, adds industry savvy to Xena?s Board, as Test & Measurement vendor plots strategic growth

Spirent's former Exec VP, Bill Mortimer, adds industry savvy to Xena?s Board, as Test & Measurement vendor plots strategic growth

COPENHAGEN: 12 April 2021: Xena Networks is pleased to announce that Bill Mortimer has joined its Board of Directors and is advising the Danish-based vendor of advanced Ethernet test solutions on strategic corporate growth.

“Bill will be a huge asset for Xena,” says Jacob Nielsen, CEO for Xena Networks. “He has a deep, first-hand knowledge of the industry and its key players, plus a truly impressive record for success in the fields of strategy, innovation, acquisitions, and digital marketing.”

In addition to being a full Board Member with Xena, Mortimer will be actively sharing his expertise on strategic corporate growth.

“This is an amazing time for Ethernet. Megatrends like Automotive Ethernet, Industrial IoT, 5G, TSN and virtualization are all fueling the development of a technology which – three decades after it was launched – is now ubiquitous,” commented Bill Mortimer. “I’m looking forward to helping Xena maximize its business potential in a dynamic global industry.”

“Xena is determined to be at the forefront of this convergence,” confirmed Jacob Nielsen. “We provide cutting-edge test tools essential for first movers to ensure their solutions perform as promised. With Bill’s guidance, I believe Xena can double or triple its share of the $2.2 billion global Ethernet test equipment market within the next few years.”

Mortimer has held senior executive positions with some of the biggest companies in the telecommunications industry on both sides of the Atlantic. He spent six years as Executive Vice President with Spirent and seven years as Vice President & General Manager at JDSU. Prior to JDSU, he was Vice President & General Manager at Hewlett Packard (10 years) and Agilent Technologies (5 years). Originally from Canada, Mortimer lives in Germany.

Bill Mortimer will join Jacob Nielsen for the opening presentation of “Discover Xena“, the company’s first virtual event for customers which will take place on April 22. Register here:

Xena Networks
Lottenborgvej 26A
Kgs. Lyngby

Christopher Arlaud, VP Marketing

Xena Networks is an emerging leader in the Ethernet industry, committed to assisting companies in bringing new Ethernet products faster to market by offering efficient testing solutions covering every phase from R&D and QA labs to when the component leaves the production site.

Our customer base comprises network equipment and semiconductor manufacturers, government and defense contractors, automotive manufacturers, 5G service providers, electronic contract manufacturers, large enterprises, and data center operators.

Xena’s product vision is an Ethernet test platform that is scalable and hardware agnostic, provides best-in-class automation capabilities for open test suite and regression testing developments, offers an intuitive user experience, and supports business models ranging from perpetual to subscription to pay-per-use licensing.

Since launching our first Ethernet traffic generation and analysis tool in 2010, we have been driven by the explosive demand for high-speed Ethernet. Today we are at the Ethernet technology edge with our 400-GigE traffic generation and analysis solutions and are already working on 800-GigE and 1600-GigE test solutions as the market is propelled forwards towards Terabit Ethernet.

Our team is a mix of multi-talented people in the fields of product innovation, design and development, go-to-market, operations, and production. We have offices in Copenhagen, Guangzhou, San Jose, and Bangalore, and market our solutions through a global network of partners, winning multiple international awards for ease of use, responsiveness to customer needs and disruptive pricing policies.

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