Telmar Network Technology Introduces Executive Advisory Board

    Executive Advisory Board Formed to Contribute to Telmar's Global Growth

    PLANO, Texas, June 3 /CNW/ -- Telmar Network Technology today announced
that it has created an Executive Advisory Board of telecom executives who will
use their years of industry experience to help guide Telmar's strategic growth
initiatives worldwide.  The Advisory Board members have led companies
including Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Tellabs and Verizon Communications.

    The Telmar Executive Advisory Board is chaired by Lawrence T. Babbio Jr.,
former vice chairman and president of Verizon Communications.  Executive
Advisory Board members are Hubert de Pesquidoux, former CFO of Alcatel-Lucent
and president of the Enterprise business; Krish Prabhu, previously CEO of
Tellabs and former COO of Alcatel Telecom; and Stephen G. Welch, who served as
chief procurement officer for SBC Communications (now AT&T).

    "Telmar is truly fortunate to have the unparalleled experience of such an
esteemed group of industry leaders.  Their input will be invaluable as we
continue to execute our worldwide growth strategies," said Steven Pickett,
president and CEO of Telmar.  "The Advisory Board will further strengthen our
ability to continually create value for our customers, investors and

    In addition to regularly scheduled meetings with Telmar's leadership
team, the Executive Advisory Board members will interact frequently with
Telmar executives and its customers to help ensure that the company maintains
its leadership position in the dynamic global communications industry.

    "The Executive Advisory Board sees significant potential for Telmar
particularly because it offers a compelling business proposition for Network
Service Providers and OEMs who need to extend their infrastructure
investments," said Babbio.  "Telmar also provides outsourcing opportunities
for communications companies that are seeking to reduce costs and improve
customer satisfaction, which is increasingly important in today's economy."

    More details about the Telmar Executive Advisory Board members follows:

    --  Lawrence T. Babbio Jr. was most recently vice chairman and president
        Verizon Communications and was a member of the Verizon Wireless board
        of directors.  Babbio also served as chairman of the company's Global
        Wireless Group.  In 2002, Babbio was elected to the board of directors
        of Hewlett-Packard Company, and had previously served on the board of
        Compaq Computer Corporation the same year he was elected vice chairman
        of Bell Atlantic Corporation.  Babbio is currently a senior advisor
        with the private equity firm Warburg Pincus.
    --  Hubert de Pesquidoux served as CFO of Alcatel-Lucent and president of
        the Enterprise business.  Prior to leading Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise
        activities, de Pesquidoux held several executive roles with the
        including executive vice president; president of Alcatel North
        and he was a member of the Alcatel Executive Committee.  Prior to
        de Pesquidoux was COO of Alcatel North America, and CEO of Alcatel
        Canada since 2000, and he served as CFO of Alcatel USA.
    --  Krish Prabhu was the CEO of Tellabs, and during his tenure, Prabhu
        broadened the Tellabs product portfolio to include platforms that
        support triple play and mobile services, which were a major part of
        company's focus.  He presided over the acquisition of two companies
        doubled sales at Tellabs while managing the company's worldwide
        workforce.  Prior to Tellabs, Prabhu was involved with the venture
        capital funding and development of several private companies.  He also
        served as CEO of Alcatel USA, and COO of Alcatel Telecom prior to

    --  Stephen G. Welch was the chief procurement officer of SBC
        Communications (now AT&T) and its numerous operating companies for 16
        years. Welch is currently Senior VP of Business Development for ASSIA,
        Inc., a leader in dynamic spectrum management software for the global
        telecom market.  Welch is a member of Accenture's Executive Advisory
        Board for Procurement Solutions, and was the founding chairman of
        Forum, a global Telecom Industry quality organization.  He is
        of Value Propositions, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in supply
        chain management.

    About Telmar Network Technology
    Telmar Network Technology delivers compelling solutions that extend the
life of critical network equipment, generate significant cost savings and
increase operational efficiencies for OEMs, Enterprise and Network Service
Providers around the globe.  For over 40 years, Telmar has provided
network-wide repair, spares management, legacy product development and
enhancements, as well as certified pre-owned products and services to the
communications market.  The company is committed to upholding the highest
standards of quality in its products and services.  Telmar Network Technology
is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and operates facilities throughout the
United States and Canada, and in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, the United
Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, India, and Malaysia.  For additional
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