Caerus Hires CTO/Technology VP

Caerus appoints Michael Khalilian CTO, VP of technology, and board member as it debuts free softswitch product offering

June 3, 2003

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ATLANTA -- Caerus, Inc. announced at Supercomm today the appointment of Michael Khalilian as Chief Technology Officer, V.P. of Technology, and Board Member. Mr. Khalilian also holds the positions of Chairman & President of the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) and Chief Technologist & Advisor for NTT Advanced Technology.

“We feel very privileged to be able to benefit from the expertise of Michael Khalilian, one of the industry’s leading technologists and most trusted advisors,” said Shawn Lewis, President of Caerus, Inc. “Michael has guided numerous companies to success in telecommunications and broadband markets and we are looking forward to him providing the same visionary direction to our company.”

“Caerus is introducing a disruptive technology that will greatly accelerate the adoption and deployment of packet communications which is already underway,” said Michael Khalilian, Chairman & President of the IPCC. “This concept removes two of the key barriers to entry to the packet communications market for service providers and enterprises: inflated CAPEX expenditures and reliance on outside vendors.”

Michael has more than 20 years of engineering, operations, applications, business development and management experience in telecommunications, broadband and multimedia. Michael has worked with organizations ranging from service providers and equipment manufacturers to government agencies.

Prior to working with NTT Business Groups, an International Telecom, Media, Cable and Broadband company, Michael held the positions of Senior Director of Technology, Architecture, Applications and Business Development with Time Warner Communications business groups.

While at Time Warner, Michael built and managed multiple departments including, telephony, VoIP, broadband cable data network, multimedia and the business telecom groups. Other companies that he has worked with include BellSouth Communications, FAA/Harris Government Communications, and Siemens as well as the FCC.

Michael was one of the founding member of the industry “Packet Multimedia IP Carrier Coalition” and “International Softswitch Consortium” (ISC) which evolved into the “International Packet Communications Consortium” (IPCC). Now the Chairman and President of the IPCC, he is also an appointed member of the Telecom Executive Council for the United States.

Caerus Inc.

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