SOURCE: ATSI Communications, Inc.

May 01, 2007 10:00 ET

ATSI Optimizes IP Network With NexTone IntelliConnect System

Record VoIP Volume and Revenue Achieved in April

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- ATSI Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ATSX) announced today that it has successfully deployed the NexTone IntelliConnect™ System that further enhances the Company's VoIP network. NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System enables IP network operators, such as ATSI, flexibility and carrier-class scalability while ensuring consistent service, security and protection between IP networks exchanging VoIP traffic. Since deploying its first NexTone system in June 2004, ATSI has built an interoperable, seamless, and global IP infrastructure essential for attracting top-tier communication service providers seeking reliable worldwide VoIP solutions.

Ruben Caraveo, Sr. Vice President of Technology and Operations, stated, "We are extremely pleased with the performance of the new NexTone IntelliConnect™ System, specifically as it pertains to the superior processing speed that resulted in an immediate increase in call volume and revenue. We exceeded our own expectations recently with two consecutive months of record monthly revenues that surpassed the $3 million mark in April." Mr. Caraveo added, "This upgrade has already started to pay returns and sets the stage for continued growth in our core VoIP business."

ATSI Communications, Inc. operates through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Digerati Networks, Inc. and Telefamilia Communications, Inc. Digerati Networks, Inc. is a premier global VoIP carrier serving rapidly expanding markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an emphasis on Mexico. Through Digerati's partnerships with established foreign carriers and network operators, interconnection and service agreements, and a NexTone powered VoIP network, ATSI believes it has clear advantages over its competition. Telefamilia Communications provides specialized retail communication services that includes VoIP services to the high-growth Hispanic market in the United States. ATSI also owns a minority interest of a subsidiary in Mexico, ATSI Comunicaciones, S.A. de C.V., which operates under a 30-year government issued telecommunications license.

NexTone develops intelligent session management and interconnect systems for service providers who want to rapidly expand their reach and accelerate VoIP and multimedia revenues. NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System provides service providers with visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize, secure and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing across diverse IP and IMS network boundaries. More than 550 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics, and remove partnership hurdles. NexTone is a recipient of the Maryland Technology Champions Awards for 2006. The company ranks number one in Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland, and is one of the Top 50 companies for Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America. NexTone is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international offices worldwide.

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