Minerva Networks Scales International Presence With New Sales and Support Offices in Europe and Latin America

Broader sales and support footprint positions Minerva for rapid growth in the global Broadband Pay Television market

July 12, 2010
Alviso, California, USA

Minerva Networks, the leading provider of open platforms for the delivery of pay television services over broadband IP networks, announced today that it has strengthened its international market presence with the opening of two new sales and support offices in Italy and Argentina.

The European Sales and Support office, located in Milan, Italy, and led by Gaetano Franzini, will provide sales and field support for customers located in both Western and Eastern Europe. Mr. Franzini joins Minerva from Nokia Siemens where he held various positions in engineering and sales management in Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The Latin America Sales and Support office, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and led by Leonardo Gioino, will serve customers in Central and South America. Prior to joining Minerva, Mr. Gioino managed UTStarcom's business development and sales operations in South America. Mr. Gioino has extensive experience in the telecommunication market as he also served in sales and field operations positions at GTE, Verizon, Ascend Communications, Lucent Technologies and Zhone Technologies.

"We are experiencing significant demand from international operators thanks to the success we have enjoyed in North America, "stated Randy Osborne, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "We are building a strong global sales and support presence by adding dynamic professionals with a proven track record in the service providers market."

The new offices will complement the Company's existing sales and support presence in Alviso (California - Headquarters), Detroit (Michigan), Atlanta (Georgia), Valdivia (Chile), Como (Italy), and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

About Minerva Networks

Minerva Networks is a leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of pay television services over broadband IP networks. More than 190 network operators worldwide use Minerva's products to offer next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is headquartered in Alviso, CA. For more information, visit www.minervanetworks.com.


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