SOURCE: Viper Networks, Inc.

VPER, Viper Networks, VoIP, India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

October 19, 2009 10:45 ET

Viper Networks (VPER) Appoints New President of International Operations

Former Executive Director of Operations for Lucent Technologies Brings 17 Years of Success in Building and Operating Major Telecommunication Networks

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Viper Networks, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VPER), a telecommunication network operations and technical management company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Otrok (47), as President of International Operations for the Company, who has also been appointed to the Board of Directors for an initial two year term.

As an accomplished telecommunications industry veteran, Mr. Otrok's leadership successes at the highest level have put him in the rarified air of being recognized as one of the industry's most valued network solutions integrators in the world.

From 1989-1996, Mr. Otrok was a key Member of Technical Staff for AT&T Bell Laboratories (a Lucent Technologies predecessor company), with leadership in 5ESS Global Public Network Architecture & 5ESS Performance, and responsibilities including end-to-end system engineering, project management, and developing architecture requirements for 5ESS-2000 and CDMA.

Then in 1996-1999, Otrok accepted a position as Senior Manager for Network Implementation with Lucent Technologies (Middle East). Leading a team in excess of 500 staff members for building and implementation of Telephone Expansion of Wireless Networks, his responsibilities included Sales and Program Management of all resources required for successful deployment of a $6 billion network, which included Data, Optical, Wireless and Voice networks.

In 1999, Lucent Technologies promoted Mr. Otrok to Executive Director of Operations (Middle East), where he lead a staff of over 1000 people for Building and Operations until 2004. Building a network that consisted of 5 million lines of GSM and 5 million land-lines, his responsibilities included Wireless Network Buildings and Operations, RF Design, Engineering, RF Integration and Optimizations, Network Planning and Integrations, and Network Performance and Reliability.

These leadership positions with Lucent also included oversight in sales, software development, strategic planning and finance, both inside and outside the United States.

After these professional milestones, which included the leadership of the operational and maintenance units that built one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure projects ever done as a single project in the world (in Saudi Arabia), Mr. Otrok became the Vice President of Operations for Hattco, Inc. (Middle East) in 2004 until just recently, when he accepted the position of President for International Operations of Viper Networks, Inc. in October 2009.

For the past 5 years, Mr. Otrok ran the complete operations of Hattco, managing all major telcom projects in GSM, data, and landline networks for their main customers, which are Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, Seimens, Saudi Telcom Company (STC) and Etisalat.

The depth of Mr. Otrok's telecommunication expertise and broad skill sets are ideally suited for delivering strong revenue and profit growth from state-of-art operations, as Viper Networks is well positioned to take full advantage of market conditions that are becoming increasingly favorable to the Company on a global basis.

Mr. Tom Otrok holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute Of Technology (Major: Telecommunication) and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri.

For further information, please contact Rich Kaiser at 800.631.8127, Investor Relations principal at YES INTERNATIONAL. Or email info@vipernetworks.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. In addition, the factors discussed in the filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, among the other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially.

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    Rich Kaiser
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