SOURCE: CommPartners

June 06, 2007 14:38 ET

CommPartners Readies Network to Become First Hosted Service Provider With Nationwide Coverage to Offer Linksys One 2.0 (R2.0), the Comprehensive Hosted IP Communications Platform for Small

Business Customers and a Cornerstone of the Cisco/Linksys "Connected Office"

IP Network Operator and Solutions Company Has Recruited Over 100 Linksys One Authorized VARs to Sell CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One Services and Expects Accelerated Growth of Sales Channel With Release of R2.0

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - CommPartners, a nationwide CLEC certified, facilities based network operator providing VoIP and TDM services to carriers as well as enhanced hosted IP applications to small and medium sized businesses through a network of strategic partners and resellers, today announced that it will be the first Hosted Service Provider (HSP) with national coverage to offer general availability of Linksys One 2.0 (R2.0), a comprehensive hosted IP communications platform for small business customers, upon completion of its hosted Linksys service node upgrade this week.

The company also said that it expects demand for the Linksys One platform among the small business market will accelerate recruitment of Linksys One authorized VARs, driving sales of its CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One hosted activation and network services product set.

Linksys One is a purpose built solution for the small business market manufactured by Linksys®, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless and networking hardware for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business users. The Linksys One small business system integrates data networking, security, configuration back-up and low-cost Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services with applications and other business services into one simple solution.

"We are seeing strong demand for the enhanced features and functionality of Linksys One R2.0 from the Linksys One VAR channel and from their end user business customers," said Dave Clark, CommPartners CEO and co-founder. "Combined with the other capabilities of Linksys One and 'Linksys One Ready' products attractive to small business customers and VARs selling solutions to the market, we look forward to seeing sales of the platform and related CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One services ramping in the coming months."

"CommPartners has been an ideal service provider partner to host the Linksys One solution," said David Tucker, Linksys Sr. Director of the Connected Office Business Organization. "CommPartners' nationwide IP network coverage, CLEC status, automation and billing platform has positioned the company to successfully launch the Linksys One solution in the Linksys certified VAR channel, recruit new VARs to the program, and capitalize on the sizeable opportunity in the small business communications market."

CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One R2.0 Service Node Upgrade

CommPartners' Linksys One hosted Service Node upgrade to R2.0 later this week provides enhanced data and voice features including: a PBX feature set that now supports up to 100 users, multi-site voice and data (up to five sites) and teleworkers capabilities, Single Number Reach and Device Mobility (the ability to "move" a call seamlessly between a Linksys One Phone and an alternative device, like a cell phone), and 35 other features that were added to the R2.0 release.

CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One is the company's hosted activation, provisioning, network connectivity and billing solution enabling the Linksys One platform. The service includes flat rate local and long distance calling in North America, local telephone numbers, local number portability (LNP), operator and directory assistance, directory listings, international long distance, E911, and optional service offerings including broadband and toll free services.

CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One Value Added Reseller (VAR) Program:

There is an increasing demand for hosted services within the small business market and with the CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One solution. VARs now have a unique opportunity to provide their customers with one complete hosted communications solution and localized customer support. By partnering with CommPartners, VARs can deliver all of the communication services a small business typically needs including local, long distance and toll free calls, and other advanced IP services. CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One allows the VAR to leverage the CommPartners carrier class network and nationwide CLEC status, increase the scope of the relationship with end user business customers and generate monthly recurring revenues from the on-going relationship with the business user paid by CommPartners. VAR evergreen commissions are based on all CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One billings including line charges, toll free services, broadband services, and all usage based services including international long distance, operator and directory assistance. All of these services can be delivered via a certified Linksys One VAR offering a hosted service from CommPartners and managed via a secure web-portal.

"CommPartners has registered 106 Linksys One authorized VARs to sell CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One, our hosted activation, provisioning, network connectivity and billing solution enabling the Linksys One platform," said CommPartners' Clark. "We anticipate the number of CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One VARs and sales of CommPartners Connect™ services to small business customers to continue to ramp with the release and general availability of Linksys One R2.0."

CommPartners and Linksys are co-hosting a Webinar for VARs interested in becoming CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One VARs on June 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM ET. To register for the Webinar visit: http://www.tmcnet.com/webinar/linksys. The first 50 VARs attending this Live Web Event will receive free registration ($100 value) toward becoming a CommPartners Connect for Linksys One activation partner. Registration included two free lines to activate Linksys One demo account, access to online ordering and provisioning systems, and participation in monthly evergreen commission program.

Linksys One Authorized VARs can register directly to become CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys One VARs by visiting https://connect.commpartners.us.

About CommPartners

CommPartners is a nationwide CLEC certified, facilities based network operator providing VoIP and TDM services to carriers as well as enhanced Hosted Applications to Small and Medium sized businesses through a network of strategic partners and resellers. CommPartners' IP network has been engineered to provide business-grade, IP-based voice and other value-added services. With nationwide IP network coverage, CommPartners delivers reliable, high-quality, and competitively priced carrier and wholesale hosted IP services for business including IP PBX, IPTrunking™, hosted contact center and CommPartners Connect™ for Linksys® One. CommPartners' wholesale services are supported by CommPartners Management System (CMS), a scalable and automated OSS platform for multi-tiered billing and account management. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is privately held. For more information, call (877)CP4-VoIP(274-8647) or visit CommPartners' website at www.commpartners.us.

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