BigBand Networks announced the appointment of John Reister to chief architect, IPTV

October 12, 2005

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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 appointment of John Reister to chief architect, IPTV. Leveraging his 13 years of experience in broadband and telecommunications, Mr. Reister is responsible for the strategic and technical direction of BigBand Networks’ IPTV offerings. Mr. Reister most recently served as chief technology officer of Copper Mountain Networks, acquired by Tut Systems. He reports to Ran Oz, chief technology officer and executive vice president of BigBand Networks.

“IP technologies for video services play an increasingly important role in carriers’ triple play growth strategies,” said Mr. Oz. “BigBand Networks recognizes that potential, and we are making advances in IPTV to provide video intelligence across IP networks that enhances the scalability, the subscriber addressability and the bandwidth efficiency of IPTV roll-outs. Adding John Reister, with his expertise and passion, helps focus our vision and raise our level of commitment to IPTV customers.”

BigBand Networks is developing its platform for broadband multimedia services with a suite of applications for the scalable deployment of IPTV over multiple access networks including fiber to the node with DSL, and fiber to the home. By efficiently utilizing network resources and bandwidth, these solutions are designed to solve the quality of service challenges faced by IPTV operators in achieving best-of-breed TV experiences for demanding subscribers. Additionally, operators can easily launch a host of revenue-generating targeted services. Service-aware and media-aware processing of traffic flows based on open industry standards is key to BigBand Networks’ approach to rapidly meeting such objectives. The company has leading position as a provider of infrastructure for several digital video and networking capabilities, and is working with major telecom operators to adapt its platform to the specific characteristics of their networks.

“At BigBand Networks I join a world class team with a unique approach and depth of experience in broadband multimedia networks as validated by its market leadership,” said Mr. Reister. “I look forward to delivering BigBand IPTV solutions that offer carriers the highest video quality and reliability, greatest bandwidth efficiency and richest functionality, with flexibility for evolving business demands.”

BigBand Networks Inc.

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