Vecima Networks Inc.

Vecima Networks Inc.

November 19, 2007 15:35 ET

Vecima Shareholders Elect Reg Bird to Board of Directors

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2007) - Dr. Surinder Kumar, Chairman and CEO of Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") (TSX:VCM), the Last Mile Solution® for broadband wired and wireless networks, today announces that Mr. Reg Bird has been elected by the shareholders of the Company to Vecima's board of directors effective November 13, 2007. Mr. Bird is also expected to assume positions on the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and Audit Committee.

"We are extremely pleased to have Reg join our board of directors," said Dr. Kumar. "Reg brings to Vecima more than 20 years of international telecommunications business experience. His depth of expertise will be a powerful addition to our company, especially at this stage of Vecima's rapid growth and development."

Mr. Bird is a member of the Premier's Technology Council of British Columbia and a member of the Board of the United Way of Greater Victoria. He has recently retired as Chairman of the Board of Saskatchewan Telecommunications Ltd. where he was Chairman since 2002. Mr. Bird was also Chairman of TRLabs Ltd. from 2002 through 2004. He is the former president of Nortel Networks Asia South Pacific, where he was responsible for Nortel's activities in all of Asia except China and Japan. Mr. Bird was based in Singapore but also had offices in Sydney, Australia. From 1990 to 1998 he was vice president of Nortel Western Canada. He was also a member of TRLabs from 1992 to 1998, responsible for ensuring that the lab achieved its mission and goals for technology development and research and development projects. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Bird was president of Manitoba Telephones, the fourth-largest telecommunications company in Canada. From 1986 to 1987, he was General Manager of Edmonton Telephones.

Mr. Bird holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, as well as diplomas from the Banff School of Advanced Management and the Harvard Business School's advanced management program.

About Vecima Networks

Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks. Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets: Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video.

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