SOURCE: CommPartners

March 20, 2007 09:00 ET

CommPartners and Telstra Incorporated to Pursue IP Communications Business Opportunities in the US and Internationally

Companies Focus on Leveraging Networks to Grow Enterprise and Call Center Markets With IP Voice Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Spring 2007 VON Conference -- CommPartners, an IP-based solutions network company offering Linksys® One, IP PBX, IP Trunking, hosted call center and other IP-based applications for the SMB/E markets, today announced an agreement to team with Telstra Incorporated, the U.S. subsidiary of Australian-based tier one global carrier Telstra Corporation Limited (NYSE: TLS), Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, on the sale of VoIP solutions in the US and globally.

The companies intend to focus on leveraging CommPartners' nationwide IP network coverage, applications platforms and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) status in 49 US states and the District of Columbia in combination with Telstra's global voice and data network and global brand.

"This agreement with Telstra Incorporated demonstrates the intrinsic value of the IP network, business applications, service delivery platforms and CLEC status that CommPartners has established over the last three and a half years," said Dave Clark, co-founder and CEO of CommPartners. "Our relationship with Telstra serves as a foundation for growth for both CommPartners and Telstra in the Enterprise IP communications markets as we leverage our respective US and global network assets and capabilities and build distribution channels for our services."

"Telstra strives to deliver the best possible connectivity on a truly global scale and we will continually invest in our business operations to best serve our customers," said Andrew Morawski, President and CEO of Telstra Incorporated. "Our complementary networks will enable single, end-to-end, global solutions to be deployed seamlessly across our respective networks. Both companies, and their global customers, will benefit greatly from this enhanced relationship."

About Telstra Incorporated

Telstra Incorporated is the US subsidiary of the Australian-based Tier 1 global carrier, Telstra Corporation Limited. Telstra Corporation Limited (NYSE: TLS) is Australia's leading domestic and global full service telecommunications provider and the operator of one of the most diversely routed IP backbone networks in the Asia Pacific region. Telstra owns one of the most technologically advanced global networks, offering an extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions to global customers including voice, mobile, broadband, IP, MPLS and managed services. Telstra provides innovative solutions to 200 of the world's top 500 companies in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe. For further information visit: www.telstra-usa.com.

About CommPartners

CommPartners is a nationwide IP-based network operator providing wholesale VoIP and enhanced IP applications to carriers, strategic partners and VARS. CommPartners' IP network has been engineered to provide business-grade, IP-based voice and other value-added services. CommPartners has obtained Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) certifications in 49 states and the District of Columbia and certifications in Alaska are pending. With nationwide IP network coverage, CommPartners delivers reliable, high-quality, and competitively priced carrier and wholesale hosted IP services for business including 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 in headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is privately held. For more information, call 702-367-VOIP (8647) or visit CommPartners' website at www.commpartners.us.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Mark Peterson
    CommPartners
    Email Contact
    702-367-8647 x1017

    Tricia GaNun
    Telstra Incorporated
    Email Contact
    917-945-0516