Coriant names managing director for Asia Pacific South

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced the appointment of Vikram V. Shanbhag as managing director for Asia Pacific South, the company said.

In this position, he will oversee operations, business development, sales and channel strategy, and customer support operations in the region, including India. Based in Coriant´s Gurgaon, India offices, Shanbhag will report directly to Coriant´s Chief Customer Officer Homayoun Razavi.

Shanbhag´s appointment comes on the heels of Coriant´s agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, India´s largest telecom provider, which enables the two entities to jointly fast track the development of 5G and IoT technology infrastructure for India´s growing base of connected citizens.

With more than 27 years of experience in telecom and technology, Shanbhag brings a noteworthy track record in senior global leadership roles with demonstrated success in building and growing operations and business development throughout India, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and information.