Intune Expands into USA

Dublin, 12th Apr 2010

Tim Fritzley, CEO of Intune Networks said, “With the rollout of Intune’s commercial product this year, a base in the USA is critical for our expansion. There are tremendous global opportunities for Intune Networks to deliver its innovative technology to help revolutionise how next generation networks and web services are developed anddelivered. Our US employee base will be a key element in expanding Intune’s market coverage beyond the Europeancarriers into North America and beyond.”

Intune has recruited two senior industry veterans to spearhead the company’s entry into the US market. Jim Lowrie,a 28 year stalwart of the telecommunications industry, has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and BusinessDevelopment for the Americas with responsibility for Sales, Business Development and Partnering opportunities for Intune’s expansion in the USA.

In addition Jim Aitken, another 20+ year industry veteran, is joining Intune as the Senior Director Technical Marketing and Product Management, Americas. Jim will manage Intune’s product features and carrier outreach programmes critical to ensuring that Intune’s next generation technology is well understood and positioned with the leading American carriers.

Tim Fritzley went on to say, “We are delighted to have brought in two such senior members of the telecommunications industry to lead our expansion into the US. Their depth of experience with other global equipment vendors and years of working with and for the leading carriers in the America make them uniquely qualified to help Intune maximize the opportunity is this large and crucial market.”

Intune Networks was named to lead the Government’s programme to build Ireland’s Exemplar Communications Network in July 2009. The company has developed the world’s first programmable fibre optical packet switching platform which is critical to building an Exemplar Smart Network.

Developing this technology has the potential to position Ireland for a wave of opportunities based on the future of the Internet that up to now have been considered an area of expertise of regions like Silicon Valley in the US and several Far Eastern countries who are pushing the boundaries of consumer broadband networks. Lab trials will commence in mid 2010 with the rollout of the first phase of the Exemplar Smart Network operation before the end of that year.

The network will be the first step in creating a next generation smart and green communications infrastructure for Ireland. The decision to develop the network using the Intune Network’s technological approach was announced by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan at the publication of ‘Technology Actions to Support the Smart Economy’ strategy document.