SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

December 16, 2008 08:55 ET

Turin Networks Chief Technology Officer to Speak at National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) Wireless Symposium

Executive From Wireless Industry Leader to Speak on the Future of Wireless Backhaul

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Turin Networks, Inc. today announced that Bruce Miller, Turin's chief technology officer and vice president of engineering, will speak at the NTCA Wireless Symposium at the Hilton Austin Hotel in Austin, Tex., Jan. 8, 2009. Miller will address the symposium at the main conference session on strategies for migration to IP/Ethernet wireless backhaul. Additionally, Turin Networks will host the Networking reception on Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Exhibit Hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Turin is a leading global provider of innovative Carrier Ethernet, Converged Services and Wireless Backhaul solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and private networks.

About the Session:
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: The Future of Wireless Backhaul

All wireless technologies need a backhaul solution to reach the PSDN or PSTN. The question remains as to whether an all fiber IP backhaul solution will prove to be the ultimate winner and if so, when should the trigger be pulled. There are many hidden opportunities that wireless backhaul provides for the rural operator today and beyond. This session will not only discuss these topics, but also answer the questions, delve into the evolution of wireless backhaul and offer considerations to reflect on as you make your decisions regarding wireless backhaul opportunities.

Wireless traffic is growing exponentially as adoption of mobile web services and rich media applications accelerates. This growth will continue as 4G services such as WiMAX and LTE become more widespread. According to a recent survey of rural local exchange carriers (RLECs) conducted by the NTCA, this expansion in wireless services demand is not limited to the large national carriers. Approximately 77 percent of the RLECs responding to the survey are currently providing wireless services to their customers, and nearly half of the respondents who are not offering wireless service today indicated they are considering doing so in the near future. These rural carriers are being faced with the same bandwidth challenges as their national counterparts and are turning to advanced, new wireless backhaul solutions to serve their customers.

Turin Networks is a leading provider of next-generation wireless backhaul solutions to the rural market. The company's iConnect™ wireless backhaul solution facilitates the migration from traditional TDM and SONET-based transport to an IP/Ethernet-based backhaul infrastructure that offers improved network efficiency and lower operational cost. Turin's solutions have been extensively deployed for wireless backhaul applications by RLECs as well as specialized backhaul carriers who target rural markets.

About Bruce Miller, CTO and VP of Engineering of Turin Networks

Miller brings nearly 30 years of technical and managerial experience in high technology companies to Turin Networks. Miller holds five patents in telecommunications, with another four patents pending, and was a member of the IEEE 10/100 Mbps Ethernet standards committee. Miller's diverse background includes technical and managerial positions in the development of fault-tolerant computer systems, artificial intelligence, medical instrumentation, and telecommunications equipment. Miller holds a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering, in addition to masters in both Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's Wireless Symposium

Now in its ninth year, NTCA's Wireless Symposium has established itself as the premier wireless conference designed specifically for the Independent Operator Carrier. This event attracts people from all across the United States, including Alaska, who participate in our industry and who have a need-to-know-now mindset regarding wireless topics relevant to the IOC market place. Expert featured speakers, panelists, and facilitators will show you how to evaluate the next generation of wireless technologies from a financial, technical, and operational perspective. Participants will learn how to identify areas of growth, improve your customer's experience, and increase profitability. For more information visit:

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc. is a leading global provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for wireline and wireless network operators. Turin's iConnect™ solutions address the real-world challenges for network operators providing Wireless Backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, and Converged Services. Turin's solutions have been deployed by more than 600 customers worldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S., as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband internet providers. Turin products increase network efficiency and capacity, and facilitate the migration to Carrier Ethernet. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., with research and development facilities in Boulder, Dallas, Boston, and Shanghai, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit or call 707-665-4400.

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