London, UK, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13 March, 2002 - Sigma Systems, the cable industry’s leading provider of service management solutions to cable operators worldwide, has appointed Mike Unger to its Board of Directors. In this position, Unger is responsible for providing the company counsel relating to its overall strategic direction, corporate governance, as well as its expansion to encompass new access technologies and geographies.
Having spent almost three decades in positions of increasing responsibility at Nortel Networks, Unger most recently served as President of the Company’s Optical Networks business unit, responsible for developing and implementing its global, IP-optimized managed networks services and solutions. Appointed as group Vice-President, Transport Networks in 1992, Unger was a driving force in developing Nortel Networks’ strategy resulting in the growth and leading market share of its highly successful SONET™ product line.
“We are delighted Mike has joined our Board of Directors. He is one of a unique class of leaders who has grown a business from square-one to over a billion dollars in revenue,” said Stephen Nicolle, CEO and President, Sigma Systems. “Sigma will certainly benefit from Mike’s tremendous credibility and diverse global experience. As we expand internationally, Mike’s ability to provide strategic counsel and thought leadership will play a critical role for us to grow the business to the next level.”
Unger also serves on the boards of directors of numerous technology-based organizations including Exfo Opto-Electrical Engineering, ITF, IOLON, Tropic Networks, Tundra Semiconductor and Ultraphotonics. A telecommunications industry veteran, Unger has also held key roles in operations, manufacturing and strategic planning.
He began his career with Nortel in 1962 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal, where he majored in physics and maths.
“I see tremendous potential for Sigma under Steve Nicolle’s leadership,” adds Unger. “Sigma’s recent customer wins underscore its leadership position in cable service management. The company’s expanding client roster is not only a solid testimony to their commitments to existing clients, but also to their ability to deliver scalable solutions on-time and on-budget to new customers worldwide. As a result of this excellence, the Company is extremely well-positioned to capitalize on many exciting global opportunities.”
About Sigma Systems
Sigma Systems is the global leader in developing and deploying service management solutions for cable system operators. Sigma's OSS (Operations Support System) products enable service providers to automate service management, deliver service with reliability and scalability, improve operating margins, increase customer retention, and enable subscriber growth. The award-winning Sigma(tm) Service Management Portfolio is a rapidly-deployed solution suite for service provisioning and diagnostics of cable broadband services, including high-speed residential and commercial Internet, digital TV, interactive TV, video on demand and cable telephony services. Sigma's products have been deployed at the largest cable operators in the US including AT&T Broadband, Comcast, and Cox. Internationally, Sigma's software serves such major MSOs and ISPs as @Home Benelux (Belgium and the Netherlands), @NetHome (Japan), Cogeco (Canada), Essent Kabelcom (the Netherlands), Rogers (Canada) and Shaw (Canada). Sigma's clients serve a combined total of over 35 million subscribers globally. Established in 1990, Sigma is based in Toronto, with European headquarters in London and sales offices in 9 other cities worldwide. Strategic investors in Sigma include: Cisco Systems, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Redwood Ventures.
Additional information about Sigma Systems can be found at http://www.sigma-systems.com .
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