SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

December 11, 2007 12:09 ET

Turin Networks Appoints Dr. Niel Ransom to Board of Directors

Former Worldwide CTO of Alcatel-Lucent Adds Global Technology Expertise

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - Turin Networks, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Niel Ransom, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. "Turin Networks is preparing for the next major step in its market expansion, and Niel's extensive expertise in the global communications industry will be invaluable to us as we evolve and enter a period of accelerating growth," said Henry Wasik, president and CEO of Turin Networks.

"This is an exciting time to join the Turin board and I look forward to working with the other directors and the management team as we build a multi-solution company that is exclusively focused on all aspects of the metro access and aggregation market," said Dr. Ransom. "Our industry is undergoing dramatic change, which, with the right navigation, is creating great opportunities for Turin Networks to become a major player in key segments of the metro market."

Dr. Ransom is a seasoned veteran of the global communications industry, having most recently served as the worldwide Chief Technology Officer of Alcatel, Inc. in Paris and a member of its executive committee. Prior to that, he held various general management roles at Alcatel, including directing Alcatel's North American access and metro optical businesses. Previously, he directed the Advanced Technology Systems Center at BellSouth. He began his career at Bell Labs, where he led an applied research organization that gave birth to a number of highly successful products in data and voice switching.

In 2000, Dr. Ransom was appointed a member of the Technological Advisors Council of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission. He holds five patents in telecommunications technology and is co-author of the book "Broadband Access Technologies," published by McGraw-Hill. He is a board member of several successful high technology companies in the communications industry as well as several venture capital firm advisory boards. Dr. Ransom received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering at Old Dominion University in 1970 and 1971, respectively, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 1973, and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago in 1986.

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks Inc. is a global provider of metro transport and switching solutions for wireline, wireless, MSO and private networks. Turin's iConnect™-based solutions facilitate migration to end-to-end Carrier Ethernet over any media for all types of network operators. Turin's products have been deployed by more than 300 customers worldwide to increase revenue through expanded optical network capacity and efficient delivery of new Ethernet/IP-based services. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, California with R&D facilities in Petaluma, Dallas and Boston, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

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