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 Comtrend, Leading Broadband Equipment Manufacturer Sets-Up UK Headoffice

UK Office Part of Comtrend's Rapid European Growth-Comtrend, a worldwide leader of networking solutions, is looking to further its success within Europe by setting up a UK and Ireland headoffice

Headquartered in Taiwan, Comtrend has regional offices in Europe, North America, Asian Pacific, Caribbean, and Latin American. Its rapid expansion into Europe has contributed to revenue increases year-on-year of over 50 percent to more than one hundred million dollars. Comtrend boast major European telecommunications operators including BT, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, France Telecom, Portugal Telecom and OTE as customers.Interest in Comtrend's range of innovative residential and business modems, routers, Powerline Ethernet Adapters and Set Top Box solutions has been high among UK telecommunications operators who are keen to cut costs whilst grow revenue and market share through the introduction of new services such as IPTV.

Last year Comtrend shipped more than a million residential and business broadband modems and routers to customers across Europe and nearly a million Powerline Ethernet Adapters for IPTV applications.Harold Fitch, Comtrend's General Manager for Europe and South America comments "Comtrend's phenomenal success in Europe is due to the company's ability to customise its high quality, cost competitive products to meet local customers' requirements. We are sure Comtrend will be as successful in the UK and Ireland as it is in the rest of Europe.

Under the leadership of Jonathan Lishawa, who has been appointed as Managing Director of Comtrend UK and Ireland, Comtrend will be looking to forge strategic relationships with major telecommunications providers, resellers and the retail market. Lishawa who has over a decade of experience in the telecommunication sector comments, "Comtrend specialises in bringing to market new product innovations supported by its extensive Research and Development capabilities, we have some exciting product launches planned. I'm delighted to be part of such a forward looking, dynamic company with such a strong and successful management team.

Lishawa sector experience includes working for Cable & Wireless, where he led the program to develop and launch Cable & Wireless's wholesale broadband access proposition in the UK, securing a 50 million five year deal with Pipex. He was also the Head of Product Development Bulldog Broadband where over the course of four years he led the company's residential and business product development, growing monthly revenue extremely. Previously Lishawa was the Business Development Director at Bibliotech Plc responsible for establishing partnerships with COLT, the BBC, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft and leading the company's international sales activities. Most recently Lishawa has consulted on LLU economics and strategy across Europe for various Merchant Banks and Investment Funds.

Press Contacts: Comtrend UK

Giovanna Puma

Tel: + 44 (0) 7764 561 782 E-mail: Comtrend Europe

Marie-Apolline Doyer

Tel: + 33 1 70 71 57 02 E-mail: ma.doyer@comtrend.com