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Service creation solutions provider net.com announced today that Thomas Rambold, formerly CTO of the Information and Communications Networks division of Siemens, has joined the company's board of directors.

Rambold, currently the CEO of Munich-based DESS Consulting GmbH, a global technology consulting service, was with Siemens Communications for approximately 30 years. During that time, he led numerous IP, wireless and broadband initiatives, including the establishment of Unisphere and the Siemens' acquisition of Redstone, Argon and Castle as part of that project.
During his Siemens' career, Rambold was also the head of the global broadband business unit, and lead the Data/IP business unit, with nearly 15 years prior to that in the Siemens enterprise space. Additionally, he worked as a key member of the reengineering team for Rolm (bought by Siemens from IBM in 1989) and headed the reengineering team for global enterprise manufacturing for Siemens.

"We are delighted to welcome Thomas to net.com's board of directors," commented Bert Whyte, president and CEO of net.com. "Thomas brings a wealth of industry experience to our team, not only in the IP space but also in manufacturing and system planning, along with a great deal of global experience in the service provider market. His inquisitive and probing nature also add another level of objectivity to our seasoned board.”

A member of the Olympic Organising Committee for the Munich games in 1972, Thomas Rambold holds a masters degree in electrical engineering, which he received summa cum laude at the Technical University of Munich. In his early career, he was a member of the applications group that developed the Intel 4004, 4040, and 8080 microprocessors before moving to UK-based ICL, which developed systems using the Intel 4004. He was also an assistant professor at the Eidgenossische Technical University in Zurich.

Rambold replaces George Scalise, who recently retired from net.com's board of directors.

About net.com

Network Equipment Technologies, doing business as net.com, is a global networking company that equips service providers to achieve competitive differentiation through the rapid creation and delivery of services. net.com pioneered the concept of multiservice networking used by service providers, government organisations and businesses worldwide. For further information, visit the first address in networking: http://www.net.com.

net.com, SCREAM Service Creation Manager and OPI are trademarks of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. Infranet is a registered trademark of Portal Software, Inc.


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