SOURCE: CallTower, Inc.

November 30, 2006 09:15 ET

CallTower Announces Distribution Agreement With Broadwing

Broadwing Customers Can Now Obtain CallTower's Hosted Voice/Data Integrated Cisco® CallManager and Microsoft® Live Communication Server

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 30, 2006 -- CallTower, Inc., the leading provider of Always-On, hosted communications and collaboration solutions for businesses, today announced that the company has signed a distribution agreement with Broadwing Communications, LLC, a consolidated subsidiary of Broadwing Corporation (NASDAQ: BWNG).

Under terms of the agreement, Broadwing's nationwide sales team can now market CallTower's advanced, hosted voice and data suite to its customers as part of the company's comprehensive portfolio of telecommunications, bandwidth and connectivity services.

The agreement will allow growing businesses across North America to obtain CallTower's Disaster-Proof, outsourced, enterprise-class telephony, Internet and data services, which can extend their collaboration and communications capabilities, increase their customer service and support capabilities, and reduce operating costs and capital outlay.

Enterprise Adoption of Outsourced Voice/Data Growing at Incremental Rate

Market research firm Gartner estimates that by the end of 2006, there will be 14.7 million IP telephony lines, equaling approximately 21 percent of the North American installed enterprise company base -- a growth of almost 10 percent in two years. This dramatic growth has led to increased market demand for seamless voice and data services -- and for innovative service leaders such as CallTower to provide outsourced applications and services.

CallTower provides businesses with an advanced set of hosted voice, data and applications that eliminate the ongoing maintenance and service costs of managing on-premise telephony, Internet service, collaboration, and data systems. The CallTower Enterprise Services and Application Suite includes Internet, telephony, voice, email and fax messaging, calling plans, network administration, single-wire connectivity and call center functions. The CallTower suite also includes Cisco CallManager (softswitch) provisioning, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Live Communication Server integration, presence management, disaster-proof access to all data and voicemail, 24/7 customer support and full integration multiple offices and remote users.

CallTower services allow businesses to increase their customer service and satisfaction, while reducing capital expense. Businesses that rely on CallTower's hosted voice and data services benefit from:

--  Disaster Recovery for a company's voice & data.
--  True Unified Communication that delivers increased productivity and
    reduced communication and collaboration costs.
--  Completely converged network infrastructure.
--  Obsolescence-proof hardware and services.
--  Using advanced business communication and collaboration applications
    to create a strategic competitive advantage.
"Our Broadwing partnership is part of our aggressive expansion of our distribution strategy to meet the growing market demand for innovative, disaster-proof, productivity-enhancing voice and data services and applications," said John Trimmer, CallTower President and CEO. "CallTower is focused on delivering an application suite that combines unsurpassed capabilities and ease of use with business-grade VoIP, which, in turn, can reduce capital expense. As we continue to expand, we will also continue to develop and deploy new applications to help our customers be more productive and service-oriented."

About Broadwing Corporation

Broadwing Corporation (NASDAQ: BWNG), through its consolidated subsidiary Broadwing Communications, LLC (Broadwing) delivers innovative data, voice, and media solutions to enterprises and service providers. Enabled by its leading-edge optical network and award-winning products and services, Broadwing Communications provides communications solutions with unparalleled customer focus and speed. For more information, visit Broadwing and its logo are trademarks and/or service marks of Broadwing Communications, LLC, and/or Broadwing Corporation.

About CallTower

CallTower, Inc. is the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class communications and collaboration applications and services for growing businesses nationwide. CallTower's solutions enable companies to conduct process transformation and to leverage their voice and data communications into a strategic competitive advantage in today's market.

CallTower's secure, Always-On voice and data services provide companies with enterprise-class reliability, a single point of support, productivity-enhancing features, a comprehensive scalable suite of vertical market applications, and 24/7 service for a fixed monthly fee. By using CallTower's solutions, growing businesses -- companies with multiple offices and from 20-10,000 users -- can now receive the same class of communications reliability and service traditionally reserved for Global 100 corporations.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CallTower has operations in Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City, and sales offices throughout the United States. More information on CallTower can be found on the Internet at or by calling toll-free 888-586-5900.

CallTower is a trademark of CallTower, Inc. All other product and firm names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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