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TAMPA, Fla. -- August 20, 2007 -- VITAL Network Services, Inc., a multivendor provider of network lifecycle services, today announced that Keith Archibald has joined the company as the vice president of network and professional services.  In this role, Keith will report directly to VITAL’s president and CEO and will hold responsibility for the management and expansion of VITAL’s Network Operations Center (NOC) and Professional Services organization. 

“We are delighted to have someone with Keith’s past successes and shared vision for the future join our organization,” said John Koehler, president and CEO of VITAL.  “Over the past year, VITAL has experienced significant growth within the management and professional services segment of our business.  We believe Keith’s technical expertise, coupled with his proven track record of establishing and leading world-class technical operations groups, will make him a valuable addition to VITAL’s executive team.”

Keith possesses over 17 years of experience with telecommunications, data communications, and wireless technologies.  Prior to joining VITAL, Keith held a number of management positions within T-Mobile, including Director, Engineering Systems; Director, Engineering and Operations for T-Mobile Hotspot; and Director, Technical Operations for T-Mobile Hotspot.  While serving in his most recent position as director, engineering systems, Keith led the National Engineering Operations Platform Support and Data Center Operations teams for T-Mobile USA’s wireless data services, which supports over 26 million mobile subscribers.  Earlier in his career, Keith served as the director of operations for MobileStar Networks, where he created the first nationwide network operations organization tasked to support Wi-Fi in public retail, hospitality, and transportation venues.  Prior to his employment at MobileStar, Keith held a number of managerial and supervisory IT positions with Paging Network, Inc.  Keith attended Northeast Louisiana University, where he studied business administration.  Additionally, Keith is a distinguished veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in the Strategic Air Command and the Air Force Special Operations Command.    

“As a customer of VITAL’s, I was impressed with their operational processes, attention to detail and flexibility,” said Keith Archibald. “I am extremely excited about becoming part of the team and look forward to working with them to expand their service offerings and delivery capabilities.”

About VITAL Network Services, Inc.
VITAL Network Services, an independent, multivendor service and support provider headquartered in Tampa, Florida, delivers industry-leading network support services to large enterprise customers, network equipment manufacturers, integrators, value-added resellers, distributors, and carriers. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of traditional LAN/WAN internetworking, IP Telephony, and managed broadband-based VPN solutions helps customers realize the full value of their network investment by addressing all facets of the network lifecycle including network design and planning, integration, maintenance, and proactive monitoring. VITAL’s ubiquitous field engineering force enables the company to deliver onsite support services to nearly any zip code within North America.

More information about VITAL and its services is available online at, or by calling 1-888-248-4825.


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