Cistera Networks Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : CNWT

May 17, 2006 11:33 ET

Bell Canada Partners With Cistera Networks for Enterprise VoIP Application Market

DALLAS, TX--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) -

First Cistera Canadian Deployment Reported

Cistera Networks (OTC BB: CNWT), the leading provider of advanced IP phone application platforms and engines in the Enterprise VoIP Telephony environment, today announced a master reseller agreement under which Bell Canada, a unit of BCE Inc., becomes Cistera's first Premier Solutions Partner for the Canadian market. Cistera has almost 500 global implementations of Convergence Servers in vertical markets including Financial Services, Healthcare, Local Government and Education, among others. The company also announced the first Canadian purchase of Cistera products.

"Bell Canada is the premier Business Communication Solutions provider in Canada and has a long history of delivering value to its customers. Together with our existing joint customers and strong pipeline we expect to take an early lead in the Canadian market," stated Greg Royal, Cistera's Executive Vice President for International Operations.

The first deployment of Cistera's products in Canada was for Richardson Partners Financial Limited, one of Canada's fastest growing independent wealth management firms, with eight offices nationwide and over $5 billion in assets under management. "Cistera and Bell Canada have worked well together to provide a converged solution for our company giving our advisors flexibility to serve high net worth investors from anywhere they have Internet access. In our business, it's all about servicing our clients and we view Cistera as a key partner in our development," commented Stan Eng, Chief Technology Officer of Richard Financial Partners Limited.

Bell Canada joins AT&T and Comstor, a division of Westcon Group, Inc., as a Cistera Premier Solutions Partner (PSP). PSP is an elite designation designed to enhance the Cistera InterpriseONE reseller channel enablement program. Premier Solutions Partners are supported by a joint infrastructure that encompasses marketing, sales, installation, maintenance and support of the Cistera ConvergenceServer™ and its suite of advanced application engines. The companies are conducting joint client marketing activities to promote the benefits of a converged IP communications system.

The Cistera ConvergenceServer, with its robust suite of application engines for Cisco's CallManager and CallManagerExpress, offers customers advanced IPT applications that are easy to integrate, install and manage. The CCS adds critical competency and features such as text and audio broadcasting, messaging, recording, content streaming and two-way radio integration within Cisco and Nortel Converged Communications environments.

About Cistera Networks:

Cistera Networks makes Application Driven Telephony a reality by setting the new standard in advanced IP phone application platforms and engines for the Enterprise VoIP Telephony environment. The Cistera ConvergenceServer™ (CCS) uses the industry-leading Cistera Enterprise Platform for IPT to provide Unified Application Administration as well as Fault and Performance Management for enterprise IPT Application deployments. Cistera provides next-generation solutions for numerous vertical markets including education, finance, healthcare and government. Cistera Networks maximizes IP phone capabilities -- taking the communications platform to an entirely new level. Cistera's products are marketed by more than 60 Value-Added Resellers and Partners including Cisco, AT&T, Bell Canada and Comstor.

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events and the future financial performance of Cistera Networks that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Cistera Networks with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

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