SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

September 05, 2007 09:00 ET

Charter Communications Selects VeriSign to Help Deliver Quality Telephone Service, Enabling the Triple Play Bundle

VeriSign to Provide Full Suite of VoIP and Connectivity to Residential and Commercial Telephone Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) has selected a full suite of VeriSign VoIP and connectivity services to power its residential and business telephone products. VeriSign provides Intelligent Network services, including Calling Name and Portability Services and SS7 connectivity to power Charter's telephone service.

Charter Telephone® is a high-quality, reliable residential and business voice service provided through Charter's private, managed broadband network. By leveraging VeriSign's global telecommunications network, Charter's network can connect seamlessly to the Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN), while also delivering enhanced calling services such as Calling Name delivery. VeriSign also assists Charter with porting customer numbers, ensuring new Charter Telephone customers can keep their existing telephone numbers.

"We've seen tremendous growth in our telephone footprint and customer base over the past year. Today, we serve more than 700,000 telephone customers," said Ted Schremp, senior vice president and general manager of Charter Telephone. "Charter is investing in customer care and service capabilities, and is committed to efficiently delivering value-added services, providing quality support, and a quality customer experience. VeriSign is a well-respected provider of telecommunications infrastructure services, and we'll rely on them to help us deliver that experience."

VeriSign provides a full suite of IP- and SS7-based voice services for carriers. "The evolution of basic dial-tone to multi-service, IP-based communications networks is a critical transformation of how people interact," said Tom Kershaw, vice president, Database Services, VeriSign. "We are very pleased to be working with innovative service providers such as Charter to enable Voice over IP communications in the consumer and business marketplace."

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates digital infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at

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