SOURCE: JacobsRimell

February 22, 2007 09:00 ET

JacobsRimell Board of Directors Strengthens With the Appointment of Chairman

Duncan Lewis Brings Wealth of Telecommunications and Media Experience to JacobsRimell

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2007 -- JacobsRimell (JR), the leading provider of subscriber-centric IP service fulfillment solutions, today announced the appointment of Duncan Lewis as Chairman of the Board. Lewis is currently Senior Advisor in Telecommunications, Media and Technology at The Carlyle Group.

"Duncan's track record in the communications industry and his understanding of the unprecedented changes taking place within it makes him a great addition to the JacobsRimell team," said George Shanks, CEO. "Duncan will help take JacobsRimell to a new level, capitalizing on our record of strong growth over the last three years. With Duncan's assistance we will drive the company's further expansion into the converged operator marketplace."

"JacobsRimell has built a strong reputation in the cable and telecommunications market as a multi-service fulfillment supplier," said Duncan Lewis. "I also believe that their unique customer-centric service information platform must be a strategic component of emerging New Generation OSS and SDP solutions, and I look forward to working with the JacobsRimell team to exploit fully the tremendous capabilities they have already proven in use at Comcast, the world's biggest multi-service operator."

Prior to joining Carlyle, Lewis served as CEO and President of GTS/Ebone, Europe's largest optical and IP network carrying more than 25 percent of Europe's Internet traffic. Lewis was also Managing Director of Equant NV, the world's largest global data network exclusively serving multinational companies prior to its sale to France Telecom. Before Equant, Lewis was Chief Executive Officer at Granada Media Group and Mercury Communications. He also held various other senior roles at Cable & Wireless and British Telecom (BT).

Lewis studied at Cambridge University after serving in Senegal for Voluntary Service Overseas. He was also a visiting professor of business management at Strathclyde University.

About JacobsRimell

JacobsRimell is a leading provider of service management and fulfillment solutions for communications service providers enabling them to support the continuous creation and delivery of residential and business products independently from underlying technologies.

JacobsRimell's OSS solution is based on a unique, patented subscriber-centric data model that allows operators to rapidly develop and manage multiple products and services simultaneously (Voice, Video, Data and blended services), significantly increasing operational efficiencies.

Operators with JacobsRimell's solution can increase adoption rates by being able to create personalized and targeted offerings that can be subscribed to and turned on by customers themselves. With 15 million voice, video and Broadband Internet subscribers managed using JacobsRimell's solution, operational performance, scalability and convergence are proven. JR's customers include Comcast, UPC, ntl, Cbeyond, and Bermuda CableVision.

Founded in 1997, JacobsRimell ( is headquartered in London with offices in the US, and Europe. JacobsRimell is a privately held company financed by leading telecom venture capital firms Advent International, DN Capital, eTechnology VCT and Fidelity Ventures.

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