Tropos Networks has named Ron Sege, recently CEO of Ellacoya Networks, as its president and CEO

January 13, 2004

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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Tropos Networks, Inc., the leading supplier of systems used to build metro-scale Wi-Fi networks, today announced the appointment of networking industry veteran Ron Sege as the company's president and chief executive officer. Sege, most recently the CEO of Ellacoya Networks, brings 20 years of experience managing high-growth businesses in the networking market. His arrival highlights Tropos Networks' leadership in the rapidly developing metro-scale Wi-Fi market.

"Ron has the experience and track record to build on Tropos Networks' success in deploying metro-scale outdoor Wi-Fi networks for public safety and service providers," said David Hanna, chairman of Tropos Networks. "The entire company looks forward to Ron leading us during what we expect will be a very robust growth phase." In addition to his duties as Chairman of the Board, Hanna will continue his active role in the company's strategic selling efforts.

"We are thrilled to have an executive of Ron Sege's caliber, experience and track-record at the helm of Tropos Networks," said Bill Gurley, a partner at Benchmark Capital and member of Tropos Networks' Board of Directors. "Out of an impressive pool of excellent candidates, Ron rose to the top because of his track record of successfully leading businesses through periods of very rapid growth."

"Tropos is the first company to combine the ubiquity and low cost of Wi-Fi with the scalability, reliability and security of cellular," said Ron Sege, president and CEO of Tropos. "Our unique cellular mesh architecture means easier, faster deployments and unprecedented amounts of bandwidth to the street. Tropos brought together leading technologists from MIT and Caltech, team members from world-class wireless product and networking companies, and strong financial backing to generate incredible customer traction in a large, growing, global market. From this great foundation we will build a world-class company."

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