SOURCE: PointOne

April 04, 2005 08:00 ET

IBBS to Offer PointOne's VoIP Service to Cable Operators

StarPoint IP™ Selected as Turnkey Broadband Phone Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2005 -- NCTA -- THE NATIONAL SHOW BOOTH #5475 -- Integrated BroadBand Services (IBBS) and PointOne announced today an agreement to jointly develop voice products and services for the North American cable industry. Atlanta-based IBBS provides industry-leading operational support systems, NOC, and call center services that enable cable operators to generate significant new revenue streams from Internet services with an industry-low total cost of ownership.

The combined systems of IBBS and PointOne provide the ideal solution for cable operators wanting to offer "triple play" services to their customers. IBBS' software systems and its extensive knowledge of managing "last-mile" quality coupled with PointOne's private all-IP nationwide voice network will result in unrivalled service quality and affordability.

"PointOne's extensive VoIP network will allow IBBS' customers to provide their subscribers with superior voice quality and the reliability of traditional phone systems," said Michael Ingram, Chief Technology Officer at IBBS. "We are able to provide cable system operators large and small with the highest quality of service available in broadband telephony."

PointOne, based in Austin, TX, delivers superior and reliable high-quality phone services to residential and SOHO (small office / home office) customers over the largest managed Voice over IP (VoIP) network in North America. PointOne offers one of the only low-cost turnkey VoIP solutions in the industry and is teaming with regional cable operators and leading suppliers to provide consumers with superior phone service and a local presence.

"IBBS has a great working partnership with cable system operators, and this solution will help those customers to rapidly enter the emerging market for VoIP," said Mike Holloway, CEO and president of PointOne. "They are able to select best-of-breed solutions to provide their subscribers with rapid access to next-generation IP-based services."

PointOne's StarPoint IP™ delivers a full range of robust features to residential and SOHO customers, including long distance; local service with i911, directory assistance and operator services; enhanced features including call waiting; call return; call forward; caller ID/ID block; voice mail; three-way calling; conferencing; and a service provider web portal.

In addition, StarPoint IP™ Office for SOHO customers includes abbreviated dialing; call hunt; reservation-less and multi-way conferencing; an Auto Attendant to receive incoming calls via an automated voice response system that provides directory listing and automatic call forwarding based on user extension; and free fax line.

About IBBS

Integrated Broadband Services is a leading provider of software and services deployed by leading broadband operators nationwide. 85 MSO's operating 350 head ends in 41 states and the Caribbean rely on IBBS for technical solutions enabling the Triple Play through wired and wireless networks. IBBS is located in Atlanta, GA and is a Platinum Vendor of the National Cable Television Co-operative (NCTC). Additional information can be found at www.ibbs.com or by calling 770-387-2053.

About PointOne

PointOne operates the largest VoIP network in North America. The 100% enhanced services IP network incorporates industry-leading, next-generation technology end-to-end, coupled with patented, proprietary IP applications and processes. PointOne's class of service quality has earned the company industry-wide recognition. Additionally, the company is recognized as a 2002 and 2004 Pulver 100 company and was named Internet Telephony 2004 service provider of the year. PointOne was established in 1998, is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit our website at www.pointone.com or contact us at 512-735-1200.

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