October 09, 2007 09:00 ET

TierOne OSS Targets Professional Services Market

Former HP, Sprint and AT&T Executive Brings 20 Years' IT Strategy Experience and 15 Years' Experience in OSS/BSS System Design and Architecture

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - TierOne OSS Technologies Inc., a leading OSS consulting, integration and technology specialist, today announced the appointment of Wilburn Der as Vice President, Professional Services.

Der will take overall responsibility for the practice management and the delivery excellence of TierOne's consulting and systems integration business. With over 20 years' experience in the IT and Professional Services industries, and more than 15 years of work specializing in telecommunications IT strategy and OSS/BSS design, development and management, Der has held previous positions at Unitel Communications, AT&T and Sprint, among others. Most recently, Der was Practice Principal for Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry in the Consulting & Integration division at Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

With Der's appointment, TierOne reinforces its commitment to solving the business challenges that face today's communications service providers' (CSPs) by improving order management, service provisioning/activation, network inventory management and trouble ticketing systems. Der will serve as the leading strategic and business transformation advisor to TierOne's customer organizations, which include Rogers, Telus and Verizon.

"The Professional Services market has always been an important one for TierOne's business and we have had considerable success helping CSPs address their key business challenges," said Paul Vedam, Chief Executive Officer of TierOne. "The extensive industry experience and understanding that Wilburn brings will be invaluable as we work to take our business to the next level."

"From my time in the ICT industry, it has been abundantly clear that the fragmentation and disparity of today's IT systems considerably affects their ability to perform the types of collaborative tasks that today's ever-changing business landscape demands," said Wilburn Der, Vice President, Professional Services.

"What TierOne has done so well for some of North America's largest communications providers is to deliver solutions that integrate these complex systems allowing technology to keep pace with business change. I'm excited to be part of this highly reputable organization and I look forward to serving our valuable clients in the coming future."

TierOne OSS Technologies provides OSS related services and solutions to telecom service providers around the world, and works with a network of partners that includes Axiom Systems, Lavastorm, Oracle and Telcordia Technologies.

Headquartered in Toronto, TierOne has offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Wall Township, New Jersey.

About TierOne OSS Technologies Inc.

TierOne OSS Technologies Inc. is a private company founded in 1999, headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver, Montreal and New Jersey. TierOne's mission is to be recognized as "the OSS experts of choice" by their customers, partners and industry peers. TierOne delivers quality and business value through professionalism and innovation and measure their success by customer satisfaction and long-term business relationships. Since their inception, TierOne has remained focused on delivering OSS-related solutions to communications service providers globally in the Service Fulfillment and Service Assurance domains.

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