SOURCE: LGC Wireless

September 24, 2007 01:00 ET

LGC Wireless Bolsters Global Market Presence With Key Appointments in Asia-Pacific and Saudi Arabia

New APAC Regional Director, Saudi Arabia Country Manager to Build on Recent Successes With Commercial, Hospitality, Public Agency Deployments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - LGC Wireless, the leader in specialized wireless coverage and capacity solutions, is moving to extend its market momentum from recent regional deployments in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions by naming two new key executives. LGC has named Shalini Raghu as Sales Director for the company's Australia, Pacific Island, and South East Asia Region, and it has tapped Farrukh Mohammed as the Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These appointments will further strengthen LGC Wireless' presence in two international regions where it has won significant deployments during the past year.

"Shalini and Farrukh are important additions to our international management team," said Ian Sugarbroad, president and CEO of LGC Wireless. "We have seen rapidly growing sales activity in the Asia-Pac and Middle Eastern regions, and these executives will help us extend our recent wins into an even stronger market presence."

In the APAC region, LGC Wireless has recently outfitted Sydney Airport as well as Australia's three major cricket stadiums with in-building coverage based on its InterReach Unison® and InterReach Fusion® products. In addition, LGC's systems have also been deployed in the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a dozen or more business and residential "mansions" in China (averaging 20 floors); and several significant deployments in Japan (including Tokyo's Narita International Airport, Osaka's Kansai International Airport, and Tokyo's Imperial Hotel).

As Sales Director for the region, Shalini Raghu will pursue new market opportunities based on these recent successes. Raghu has more than ten years' experience in the telecommunications industry in product management and technical pre-sales positions for wireless as well as fixed line technologies. Prior to joining LGC, she was instrumental in the setting up an expansion of Huawei Technologies' business and operations in the Australian and Pacific Island Region. Previously, she provided pre-sales strategic support for Huawei's high-growth Asia Pacific regional operators spanning 12 countries, and was involved in access networks product management for Fujitsu Telecommunications in Japan, England and Malaysia. Shalini holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from University of Malaya and a Master's in Telecommunications from Multimedia University.

Recent Middle Eastern deployments include the Jamrat Bridge in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel in Dubai, and the ultra-luxury Burj Al Arab and Jumeira Beach hotels in Dubai. As the new Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Farroukh Mohammed will drive the sales and deployment of new LGC Wireless in-building cellular systems as the Arabian Peninsula building boom continues.

Farrukh most recently worked for Nokia as the In-Building Manager for the rollout of Du Networks in Dubai. Previously, Farrukh held positions with Motorola and Mikom (now Commscope) and worked for a mobile operator in his native India. Farrukh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Services.

About LGC Wireless

With more than 10,000 systems shipped worldwide to more than 100 countries, LGC Wireless is the leader in specialized wireless coverage and capacity solutions for carriers and enterprises. LGC is expanding the reach of wireless, providing solutions to operators and enterprises from in-building coverage to the most rural and remote locations such as Islands and cruise ships. LGC's products -- Distributed Antenna Systems and compact GSM and CDMA networks -- offer low cost installation, rapid deployment, end-to-end monitoring and management, and easy integration of emerging wireless technologies. LGC Wireless is based in San Jose, California USA and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.lgcwireless.com.

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