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Viom Networks defines next transformation phase; strengthens leadership team

Gurgaon, India July 1, 2013

Focuses on innovation, operational excellence and profitability Appoints Sudhir Prasad as Chief Operating Officer (COO) Strengthens leadership team with addition of Emerging Business and Integrated Data Solutions heads

From asset growth, we had entered a phase of asset based management and the next stage will be about knowledge management. Our three-pronged strategy aims at becoming an innovative telecom infrastructure solutions provider that sets benchmarks in operational excellence and becomes the industry leader in profitability, said Syed Safawi, Chief Executive Officer of Viom Networks. With our vision and strategy clearly defined, we are particularly pleased to have Sudhir Prasad join our leadership team as the COO to focus on driving operational excellence as well as partnering in delivering our vision, Viom NEXT. With pioneering operational efficiency at the heart of its business, Viom Networks targets global benchmarks towards its market leadership by embracing people and technology. Todays announcement adds the roles of Sudhir Prasad as the Chief Operating Officer, Ravi Badwal as the Head of Emerging Business and Rochak Kapur as the Head of Integrated Data Solutions to Viom Networks management team. Sudhir and Ravi will report to Syed Safawi. Viom Networks has undergone a significant transformation in one of the most challenging times for our telecommunications industry, said Safawi. With Sudhir, Ravi and Rochak, the infusion of talent will help drive our foray into the innovation-driven data centric telecommunication sectors. Their strong focus on market development, innovation and technology will take Viom Networks to the next level. Operational efficiency is critical to telecom infrastructure, said Prasad. The passion and dedication that the Viom Networks team brings to the telecom space offers a great opportunity to be part of a company at the threshold of rapid, profitable growth at a time of mobile data explosion and agile innovations. Sudhir Prasad has over two decades of in-depth industry experience in corporate finance, business strategy and project management. With over sixteen years of experience in the telecom Industry, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tower Vision prior to joining Viom Networks. He has also been associated with Siemens AG, RPG Group and Jaiprakash Industries and holds a Masters degree in business management from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India). Viom Networks will continue to emphasize on people, technology and values. The company plans to enhance its focus on smart and embedded use of technology across its internal processes, operations and offerings. Quality and innovation are the key priorities for the company. The company also believes in creating a great place to work that encourages learning, provides opportunities and leads to career advancement. With utmost focus on strong corporate governance, Viom Networks puts foremost emphasis on integrity. Through research and development, the company is at the forefront of green telecom initiatives and sustainable solutions.

About Viom Networks

Viom Networks, a Tata Teleservices and SREI Infrastructure joint venture - is Indias largest independent telecommunications infrastructure company. Quietly behind the scenes, with well over 90,000 tenancies on 40,000 towers spread across India, our telecom towers support communication networks that unite millions. In a world thats ever changing, we are transforming ourselves in more ways than one. Our pioneering solutions are going beyond telecom. Our DNA is green. We are wherever mobile networks are. What connects your world is where we put our heart.

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