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Vasona Networks Expands Executive Team

Sales and marketing additions strengthen collaboration with mobile operators to reduce cell congestion and deliver better subscriber experiences

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management, today announces the hiring of Chuck Wieland, vice president of sales and general manager Americas, and John Reister, vice president of marketing and product management. Wieland and Reister direct expanding market use and product capabilities of the company's SmartAIR1000™ edge application controller for managing cell congestion and improving subscriber experiences. The executive additions follow a Series B financing round that brings total funds raised by Vasona Networks to $22 million.

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"As the SmartAIR1000 comes to market, Vasona Networks is in a period of rapid growth, working with mobile operators to overcome the cell congestion challenges that arise with activity on their networks continuing to scale rapidly," says Biren Sood, CEO, Vasona Networks. "Chuck and John bring mature leadership capabilities, extensive industry relationships, and a commitment they share with our full team and customers to economically achieve the best possible application experiences for mobile subscribers."

Wieland joins Vasona Networks from Cisco Systems via its acquisition of Intucell, a provider of self-optimizing network (SON) software for automatic planning and management of mobile network configurations according to real-time changing demands. He was Intucell's vice president of sales and general manager of North America. Previously, he led end-to-end network infrastructure, mobility, and applications sales to AT&T for Cisco via its acquisition of Starent Networks, a provider of gateways between IP networks and radio access networks, where he had also been responsible for Verizon and CALA sales. He began his career at GTE/Verizon, where he was a senior manager of network planning. Wieland holds a BS from the University of Oklahoma.

Reister was recently vice president of product strategy for Arris, which he joined through its acquisition of BigBand Networks, where he was vice president of advanced technology and chief architect. Reister was instrumental in BigBand Networks' successful entry into telecommunications networks markets with platforms for advanced video services. He was previously CTO of DSL platform vendor Copper Mountain Networks, a consultant with Bain and Company, and an engineer with McDonnell Douglas. Reister holds business and engineering degrees from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Princeton University and Penn State University.

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About Vasona Networks

Founded in 2010, Vasona Networks, Inc.® works with global mobile network operators to deliver better subscriber experiences. The company's pioneering edge application controller, the SmartAIR1000™, takes a holistic approach to addressing mobile network data traffic congestion that occurs in each cell, monitoring every application demanding bandwidth. With this visibility, Vasona Networks' RateControl™ technology allocates bandwidth by precise determination of user needs and experiences. The company has received investments from Bessemer Venture Partners and New Venture Partners. Vasona Networks is based in Santa Clara, California, with research and development offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit

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