BTI Announces Richard T. Liebhaber Appointment to the Board of Directors

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Richard Liebhaber joins BTI Systems' board of directors as independent member.

As BTI continues to carve out its place in the growing Packet Optical Networking market, we are relying on our Board of Directors and a strong leadership team to guide us to the pole position in next generation edge systems. I'm very pleased to have Mr. Liebhaber on board to help us accomplish our goals.

BTI Systems, a global supplier of Packet Optical Edge solutions for the delivery of Gigabit services, announced that Richard T. Liebhaber has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and will serve as an Independent Member.

A prominent and distinguished member of the technology industry, Mr. Liebhaber has contributed his business acumen to an impressive list of companies. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for JDS Uniphase, Soapstone Networks, Inc., Cogent Communications Group, Inc., and ILOG S.A.

Mr. Liebhaber's remarkable career has also included Executive and Board of Director level positions at MCI and IBM. Prior to his work on these boards Mr. Liebhaber was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at MCI and was responsible for business development including the acquisition and integration of Telecom USA as well as the establishment of joint ventures with Stentor, Concert, British Telecom and Banacci to build MCI's global presence. Prior to joining MCI, Mr. Liebhaber spent over 30 years with IBM. He has previously served on Boards of Qwest, Transworld Communications, Alcatel USA, Transmedia Communications and Internet Photonics.

"Mr. Liebhaber has witnessed the evolution of the technology industry through his involvement in both emerging and industry leading companies," said Gregory Koss, CEO, BTI Systems. "As BTI continues to carve out its place in the growing Packet Optical Networking market, we are relying on our Board of Directors and a strong leadership team to guide us to the pole position in next generation edge systems. I'm very pleased to have Mr. Liebhaber on board to help us accomplish our goals."

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the demand for bandwidth growth in today's gigabit world. BTI provides packet enabled fiber optic systems to expand network fiber capacity by 100X to support the increase in network traffic driven by rich video applications and media content. BTI's 7000 Series -- the industry's first Packet Optical Edge system -- extends high-bandwidth packet and optical transport services to the Optical Edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation, transponding and muxponding) with a powerful hardware based packet engine in a 2U platform, the BTI 7000 meets the stringent quality and usability requirements of service providers enabling them to dramatically improve the economics of delivering today's bandwidth hungry broadband internet, video and wireless services. For more information, visit http://www.btisystems.com.

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