Xtend Networks Names New CEO

Vyyo appoints William Keating as CEO of Xtend Networks

November 8, 2004

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Vyyo Inc. (Nasdaq: VYYO), a global supplier of broadband end-to-end solutions for telephony and high-speed data connections, today announced that it has selected William Keating to be the Chief Executive Officer of Xtend Networks, a Vyyo company that provides advanced broadband solutions for the cable TV industry.

"We are delighted to have someone of Bill's caliber and experience join our efforts to help cable system operators meet customer demand for new, bandwidth-intensive products," said Davidi Gilo, chairman and chief executive officer of Vyyo. "Having been involved with some of the more visible companies in Silicon Valley in leadership and technology roles over the last eight or nine years, Bill has a good combination of both strategic and tactical skills. We believe the combination of Bill's record of achievement and Xtend's unique technology will be a great fit."

William Keating stated, "Today consumers are demanding more broadband for video on demand, photo and movie transfer and HDTV. In addition, competition among companies providing broadband to the home is increasing. Therefore, cable operators' need for solutions that expand the broadband pipe is growing. I am very excited to join the Vyyo / Xtend family as I believe Xtend offers cost-effective products which are well positioned to capture this market."

Keating has over 25 years of industry experience, including senior executive roles at Moxi Digital, Microsoft, WebTV, General Magic, Rational Software and Sun Microsystems. Keating joined Microsoft after orchestrating the sale of WebTV to the company. While there, he was the General Manager of Microsoft TV. Most recently, Keating has served as a General Partner at Nekei LLC, where he worked with interactive media, cable, set-top box home media center and video entertainment companies.

Xtend Networks Ltd.

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