Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett
CTO, Enterprise - NetScout Systems

Paul Barrett is CTO for NetScout’s Enterprise Business Unit. 

Paul joined NetScout with the acquisition of Psytechnics Ltd in 2011. Since then he has held the roles of Chief Product Officer for Voice and Video, and Chief Architect at NetScout. Paul was Head of Engineering for most of his 10 year tenure at Psytechnics and was CTO when the company was acquired. Prior to that Paul worked at BT Labs, primarily on voice transmission for GSM and 3GPP. 

Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been actively involved in international standardization for most of that time. His standards work has encompassed many aspects of voice and video communications, including four generations of GSM and 3G codecs. Between 2008 – 2015, Paul was a Vice Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group responsible for “Performance, QoS and QoE” and was head of the UK delegation to the group. He is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the IET and IEEE, and holds a Masters Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York.

Specialties: voice and video quality, real-time communications, unified communications, international standards, intellectual property, software development


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