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BigBand Networks’ Ken Koffman Elected to QuEST Forum Board of Directors


Video innovator’s global corporate quality officer to contribute to quality standard development
BigBand Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBND), a leading innovator in video networking, today announced that Ken Koffman, global corporate quality officer, has been elected to the QuEST (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) Forum’s board of directors. Mr. Koffman joins an exclusive group of executives on the board, including representatives from AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, BT Global Services and China Telecom. The board shapes changes to the QuEST Forum’sTL9000 certification and drives global industry quality improvement. TL 9000 defines a strict set of standards for the design, development, production, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications products, software, hardware or services.

“BigBand’s involvement in the QuEST Forum is in line with the industry’s increased emphasis on high-quality, large-scale video services,” said Mr. Koffman. “This appointment is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to supporting the board in driving continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.”

BigBand Networks provides some of the most widely-deployed video networking platforms in the world, supporting services delivery to more than 50 million subscribers. In 2007, the company was awarded the QuEST Forum’s prestigious TL 9000 certification for the design and support of video infrastructure equipment.

“BigBand’s commitment to providing quality in our products and services starts with our people and processes, and Ken’s appointment to this position affirms our commitment on both fronts,” said David Heard, BigBand’s chief operating officer. “As a video-focused company, we’re helping service providers achieve industry-leading reliability with large-scale video service offerings. Our recent TL9000 certification is an important acknowledgement of that effort.”

QuEST Forum helps its member organizations pursue global telecommunications quality and performance excellence through the implementation of a common quality standard, the collaborative activities of its global work groups, an emphasis on industry best practices, and the delivery of a leading-edge measurement system. QuEST Forum proactively addresses the opportunities and issues that service providers and suppliers face from new technologies, rapid convergence, faster adoption, global expansion and evolving standards.


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