ETSI elects Siemens VP Walter Weigel as its new director general to succeed Karl Heinz Rosenbrock

March 29, 2006

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SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France -- The 47th General Assembly of the European Telecommunications StandardsInstitute (ETSI) elected its new Director General, who will hold office fromJuly 1st 2006 until the spring of 2011.

Dr. Walter Weigel will succeed Mr. Karl Heinz Rosenbrock, who has servedETSI as Director General for 15 highly successful years.

Karl Heinz Rosenbrock congratulated all of the candidates. He said;

"The high calibre of applications has allowed the Assembly to elect a firstrate candidate." Speaking about his time as the Director General, hecontinued; "I am extremely pleased to note that today we are again seeing anincrease in the Membership, so that we can continue to move on to greatthings."

Dr. Walter Weigel will be the third Director General of ETSI, since theInstitute was founded in 1988 to develop Standards previously dealt with bythe CEPT (The European Conference of Post and TelecommunicationsAdministrations). He is currently Vice President "Standardization &Regulation", Siemens Corporate Technology.

During his presentation to the ETSI General Assembly, Dr. Weigel said:

"There is a need to build upon a solid base of success stories by drivingthe standardization of innovative technologies and building on internationalpartnerships, to secure ETSI’s future role at the heart of the industry."

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

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