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Press Release -- March 20th, 2012
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ATIS Names GENBAND’s Fred Kemmerer to Chair its Technology and Operations Council

ATIS, the leading technical planning and standards development organization for the information, entertainment and communications industry, today announced that Fred Kemmerer, CTO of GENBAND, has been elected by the ATIS board as chair of the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —ATIS, the leading technical planning and standards development organization for the information, entertainment and communications industry,today announced that Fred Kemmerer, CTO of GENBAND, has been elected by the ATIS board as chair of the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council.  The TOPS Council, a standing committee of the ATIS board of directors, is the organization’s foremost vehicle for actively addressing the ICT industry’s technical, operational and business priorities spanning the entire ecosystem—from end-user devices through network and application services.In its work the TOPS Council identifies the industry’s most pressing technical and operational priorities, and coordinates technology development and standardization efforts to produce interoperable, implementable, end-to-end solutions.

“GENBAND views ATIS as a vital and leading forum where the telecommunications industry comes together to solve some of its most critical issues and support industry standards,” said Fred Kemmerer.  “I am delighted to be elected Chair of the TOPS Council. I look forward to leading TOPS’ solutions-driven initiatives which are addressing top industry concerns, most recently, in the areas of unifying client architecture, cyber-security, PSTN transition and M2M communications.”

Kemmerer is an experienced telecommunications executive with a broad background in a variety of communications technologies, which include Wireless, IP and Multiservice Switching and Routing, Next Generation Core Networks, and Broadband Access. As GENBAND’s CTO since 2008, he is responsible for setting the company’s strategic technical direction. Prior to GENBAND, Kemmerer held a broad range of positions at Lucent and then Alcatel- Lucent.

“ATIS is pleased to welcome Fred Kemmerer to the TOPS Council’s leadership position,” said Susan M. Miller ATIS president and CEO.  “As a long-standing ATIS board member, Fred is well-positioned to lead TOPS’ work in identifying and solving the ICT ecosystem’s most formidable challenges.  His combination of strategic vision, in-depth knowledge and focus will ensure ATIS’ ongoing leadership in delivering the industry timely market-focused solutions.”

About ATIS
ATIS is the leading technical planning and standards development organization committed to the rapid development of global, market-driven standards for the information, entertainment and communications industry. More than 200 companies actively formulate standards in ATIS’ Committees and Forums, covering issues including: IPTV, Cloud Services, Energy Efficiency, IP-Based and Wireless Technologies, Quality of Service, Billing and Operational Support, Emergency Services, Architectural Platforms and Emerging Networks.  In addition, numerous Incubators, Focus and Exploratory Groups address evolving industry priorities including ehealth, cybersecurity, the transition of the PSTN, unified client architecture and machine-to-machine communications.

ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications’ Sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL).  ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, please visit www.atis.org.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

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Kim Lee
GENBAND
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kim.lee@GENBAND.com

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