SOURCE: Stage 2 Networks

A New York-based converged network services provider

April 21, 2010 10:45 ET

Stage 2 Networks Becomes a Founding Member of the Cloud Communications Alliance

Newly Created Alliance to Drive First Nationwide Coalition of Hosted-IP High-Definition Enterprise Voice Network

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - Stage 2 Networks, a leader in hosted PBX and converged network solutions, today announced it is a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance, a consortium of leading industry players driving development and adoption of the first nationwide high-definition enterprise voice and data network in the Internet "cloud." The Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA) was launched this week at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York City.

"As one of the founding companies of CCA, we feel that this is a wonderful opportunity for friendly competitors to collectively share ideas, best practices, and industry trends," said Joseph P. Gillette, President of Stage 2 Networks. "Just about every business will utilize Cloud Communications in one form or another and our industry has only scratched the surface on educating these businesses on the future of converged network solutions. As a founding partner of CCA, I am looking forward to working with the industry's leading expert counterparts on this new endeavor."

The mission of CCA is to promote awareness of the Cloud Communications technology and drive its development through the pursuit of new technical standards, capabilities and applications. The CCA will also jointly deliver services directly to customers, allowing enterprise customers to experience more flexible and manageable voice and unified communications systems that will increase employee productivity while reducing costs.

CCA is comprised of 8 founding member companies which began by hosting informal quarterly meetings over the past two and a half years before formalizing the alliance in 2010. Each company has its own geographical focus, resulting in a nationwide footprint and all members support the BroadSoft and Polycom technologies. CCA members currently represent more than $100 million in combined annual revenue.

About Stage 2 Networks
Stage 2 is a New York-based converged network services provider that offers a robust and redundant network with connectivity, quality of service and local number portability available across the country and, often, around the world, with CLEC capabilities in the New York metro market. We provide SIP trunking, Private Line services, PRI and Business T1 circuits as well as hosted PBX and business phone system solutions which do not require the capital expenditure typically associated with purchasing a new phone system. Stage 2 also provides phone line replacement at reduced cost with enhanced functionality, whether POTS or PRI services. Finally, all of Stage 2's products are supported by robust data connectivity that can fully integrate its customers' communication platform for both voice and data services across multiple locations. Stage 2's productivity-enhancing features and functionality serve to differentiate its products and offer an added bonus to its customers. For more information visit

About Cloud Communications Alliance
The Cloud Communications Alliance brings together leading Cloud Communications providers Alteva, Broadcore, Callis Communications, Consolidated Technologies Inc., IPFone, SimpleSignal, Stage 2 Networks and Telesphere to promote development of the Cloud Communications category. The Alliance is aggressively pursuing new technical standards, capabilities and applications. The Alliance harnesses the power of each member's individual networks and systems to create a seamless, nationwide HD voice network that delivers outstanding voice quality, apps, features and cost savings. For more information about the Cloud Communications Alliance, visit

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