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  STC Associates
  Kristen Massaro
  212-725-1900 ext. 204
  [email protected]

Arbinet Appoints Former Deutsche Telekom VP,
Ken Robinson,  Vice President Strategic Development, EMEA

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, June 07, 2007 – Arbinet-thexchange, Inc. [Nasdaq: ARBX], the leading provider of solutions to simplify the exchange of digital communications, announced today the appointment of Ken Robinson as Vice President of Strategic Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  Mr. Robinson brings more than a decade of experience in the wholesale telecommunications marketplace and most recently served as Vice President of Trading for Deutsche Telekom, where he provided managerial leadership and vision to an international team across Europe with regional sales revenues of more than $400 million per year.

In his new role Mr. Robinson will be responsible for spearheading growth and expansion of the Member base in the EMEA region.   He will also assume responsibility for marketing and customer-facing management of Arbinet’s portfolio of advanced managed service offerings which, among other things, utilize the Company’s call-by-call intelligent routing technology.

"Building Arbinet’s Membership in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is a strategic focus for us and Ken’s extensive experience in revenue development, relationship management and team building within the EMEA markets will support Arbinet’s rapid growth throughout the region,” said Arbinet President and CEO, Curt Hockemeier.  “We are pleased to welcome Ken as a key member of the Arbinet team.”

In his career at Deutsche Telekom, Mr. Robinson contributed to the development of the global strategy for the trading floor, improving business management processes and instigating large-scale new business initiatives that delivered margin-rich growth.  In 2006, he was responsible for the development of new business revenues delivering more than $2.7 million in profit, initiating the first full outsourcing transaction within the International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS) organization.  In his prior role as Vice President, Voice Services, Mr. Robinson managed a team of voice buyers across Europe and was responsible for all commercial rate negotiation and quality monitoring, order implementation, systems performance and pricing management. 

“I am excited about my move to Arbinet,” said Ken Robinson.  “The Arbinet exchange model is an excellent tool for improving carrier efficiency, assisting with credit control and risk management and reducing cherry picking in the industry.  Arbinet’s peering and global number portability solutions create significant revenue streams for carriers and improve management control in this ever evolving arena.  Smaller providers and calling card operators gain the opportunity to connect with PTTs, niche supply carriers and mobile operators via Arbinet’s PrivateExchange without the need for multiple interconnects and high management costs.  I am looking forward to contributing to Arbinet’s growth in the critical EMEA region.”

Mr. Robinson has also previously held executive positions at Swisscom, GTS and BellSouth. A graduate of Auckland University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History, Mr. Robinson earned a post graduate degree in Politics and Economics at Oxford University.

About Arbinet

Arbinet solutions simplify the exchange of digital communications in a converging world. These include exchanges, peering and global number portability solutions, and managed services which streamline performance and improve profitability for Members.

Arbinet’s 1,000 voice and data Members, including the world’s 10 largest international carriers, use Arbinet’s Internet based electronic platforms to buy, sell, deliver and settle transactions valued at about $500 million in 2006. These Members include fixed, mobile and VoIP carriers, ISPs and content providers from more than 60 countries who exchange voice, data, content and value added services.

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