Digital Lightwave Names VP

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Digital Lightwave(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:DIGL), a leading provider of innovative optical networking products and technology, today announced the appointment of James Kiefer as vice president of global customer service. Kiefer, a 28-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, most recently served as vice president of customer support at Intermedia Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:ICIX), a provider of integrated next-generation communications solutions and one of the largest Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) in the United States. At Digital Lightwave, Kiefer will be responsible for global customer support operations, serving the company's Portable Products and Technology & Systems Divisions. He will direct worldwide customer support activities including training, field technical support and the company's global repair centers.

"Jim's proven leadership and management skills in building effective worldwide customer support programs will help us to meet the growing needs of our expanding global customer base," said Gerry Chastelet, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "He has successfully developed and directed customer service organizations for both telecommunications carriers and equipment companies through periods of high-volume customer and unit sales growth. This valuable experience will further enhance our strong commitment to meeting our worldwide customers' growth requirements."

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