BigBand announced the appointments of Robert Sachs, Ken Goldman and Lloyd Carney to the company’s board of directors=

April 18, 2006

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- BigBand Networks, Inc., a leading provider of broadband multimedia infrastructure for video, voice and data, today announced the appointments of Robert Sachs, Ken Goldman and Lloyd Carney to the company’s board of directors. The new members bring to the board a combination of backgrounds with expertise in operations, finance, public policy, development and corporate strategy at leading cable, networking and broadband access spaces companies.

“These appointments are a critical step for BigBand Networks as we progress in realizing our vision of any media to anyone at any time with our business growing and preparing for its next level,” said Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, CEO of BigBand Networks. “BigBand Networks emphasizes intelligent integration of complementary strengths such as our company’s technological foundation in both networking and rich media, and likewise Lloyd, Ken and Robert bring a range of operating expertise that rounds out our board. With their addition, we have assembled a group that has breadth of experience spanning from start-ups to established public companies, including both service providers like our customers and vendors to them.”

Robert Sachs said, “Having worked in the cable industry for the past 25 years, I believe this is one of its most exciting times, due in large part to innovative technology companies like BigBand Networks. They solve real problems and are changing the way operators do business. With a solid vision and track record of creating cutting edge technologies, BigBand Networks is well positioned to be a major player in the broadband infrastructure market. I’m excited to bring my operator perspective accumulated in varied experiences to the table as we build and grow our presence in the marketplace.” Mr. Sachs is a principal of Continental Consulting Group, LLC, a Boston-based cable and telecommunications consulting firm. Previously, he served as president & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. Mr. Sachs has also held executive positions with Continental Cablevision and MediaOne.

“As a veteran of the network infrastructure market, I’ve had my eye on BigBand Networks for some time, watching as the company’s vision for broadband networks has been validated with the adoption of its technology and solutions. I look forward to playing an active role in solidifying BigBand Networks’ status as a premiere provider of video, voice and data solutions,” said Lloyd Carney, general manager of Netcool Products, IBM. He is responsible for integrating Micromuse Netcool solutions into the IBM Tivoli Portfolio. Mr. Carney joined IBM via the acquisition of Micromuse, where he was CEO. Previous to that, he was COO and executive vice president of Juniper Networks, and also held executive positions at Nortel Networks and Bay Networks.

“The convergence of video, voice and data has created a strong opportunity for BigBand Networks and its dedication of seamless delivery of content to all subscribers. With a strong board that can guide and advise, I am optimistic that the company can navigate the often tricky waters of growth that lie ahead. I hope my operational experience will help ensure this occurs with great success,” said Ken Goldman. Mr. Goldman was previously senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, guiding the company from August 2000 through its recent acquisition by Oracle. Other chief financial officer positions Mr. Goldman has held were with Excite@Home, Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology.

BigBand Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: BBND)

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