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London, UK, March 13 , 2008: Catherine Michel, CTO and co-founder of Tribold, the world’s leading provider of Product Management enterprise software for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), has again been re-elected to the TM Forum Board as an Advisory Director. Catherine will continue her work with the TM Forum Board of Directors, helping to define and implement the strategic objectives of the organization, and taking an active role in refining BSS/OSS standards and encouraging their adoption.

The TM Forum Board of Directors is comprised of senior executives from a global cross section of the industry, including leading CSPs, solution suppliers, and systems integrators. The Advisory Board members are responsible for supporting the board by providing selected expertise to the various Committees throughout the year, contributing to the direction of the Forum and working on critical issues with the Board members.

“I am delighted to once again be appointed to the board as a TM Forum Advisory Director and look forward to continuing working with some of the industry’s leading figureheads. The communications industry is undergoing rapid growth and evolution, and the TM Forum is critical to help shape that growth ” said Catherine Michel, CTO and co-founder at Tribold. “The past 2 years have seen the communications industry embrace product management and I am looking forward to the prospect of helping the forum work with CSPs on one of their biggest OSS and BSS challenges of the coming year – managing thousands of unique products and services across the service provider portfolio.”

“It is great to have Catherine back on board for a third successive year, as well as Tribold’s continued support. Catherine has already demonstrated her expertise in, amongst other activities, helping to define our 2007/2008 strategic objectives,” said Keith Willetts, chairman of the board at the TM Forum. “Catherine continues to be a regular speaker at industry events and well-respected within the industry. Her more than 12 years specializing in the telecoms industry gaining extensive experience in transformational strategy, business consulting and systems development is an exceptional asset to the TM Forum.”

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About Tribold

Tribold is the world's leading provider of Product Management enterprise software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The Tribold Product Portfolio Manager™ (TPPM) is a single, integrated suite of enterprise product management applications that empower CSPs to put products at the heart of their business. Tribold PPM is based on a Unified Product Catalog and includes Product Data Management (PDM), Product Data Integration (PDI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Business Intelligence (PBI), and Product Channel Management (PCM) applications.

Dramatic improvements in product management performance enable CSPs to drive increased profit by taking products and services to market faster, improving customer service through self-selection and enhancing operational efficiency.

Headquartered in London, and with offices in North America and Asia, Tribold was founded in 2003 and is privately held. For more information visit www.tribold.com.

About the TM Forum
With over 660 members in 65 countries, the TM Forum is the world’s leading trade association focused on management of information, communications and entertainment services. The Forum provides leadership, strategic guidance and practical solutions to improve the way that services are created, delivered, assured and charged. Members include the majority of the world’s service providers, network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

The Forum currently facilitates over 80 technical programs and provides extensive training, conferencing and information services to its members. Through its initiatives to help providers move to 21st century ‘lean’ processes, the Forum helps its members automate business processes by deploying operational systems that will work seamlessly across various parts of the service delivery chain. The organization provides industry benchmarks, guidebooks, process and software frameworks and specific ‘plug and play’ standards. These give service providers the direction and specific roadmaps to achieve much greater business efficiency and operational flexibility.

For further information regarding the TM Forum, related programs such as the Prosspero initiative and its Management World conferences, please visit www.tmforum.org

Contact Justin van der Lande at:
Email. jvanderlande@tmforum.org
Tel. +44 207 0969 431

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