SOURCE: NexTone Communications

November 28, 2006 11:57 ET

NexTone Senior Director of Product Marketing to Speak at Next-Gen USA 2006

Panel Will Explore IMS and Other Alternative Emerging Technologies That Enable the Delivery of Converged Services

GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 --

--  Mark Neider, senior director of product marketing at NexTone, will
    participate in a panel debate on the topic of "Alternative Technologies to
    Enable the Delivery of Advanced Converged Services: IMS Versus Alternative
    Technologies" at NEXT-GEN USA 2006.
--  The session will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2006, from 10:45
    a.m. - 11:45 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt in Denver.
--  Neider and the panel participants will discuss various methods to
    assess the financial incentives for investing in new technologies,
    delivering converged services over multi-platforms, and incorporating IMS
    into current wholesale business strategies.  Additionally, the panel will
    evaluate the benefits, challenges, and service delivery implications for
    IMS architecture in comparison to other alternative technologies.
--  With more than 20 years experience in the telecom industry, Neider
    provides expertise in softswitching, media gateways, session border
    controllers, and IP session management solutions.  Neider leads the
    strategic marketing direction for NexTone's award-winning session
    management products and also drives the company's Compatible Partner
    program, which certifies VoIP and IMS carrier and partner products with
    NexTone's IntelliConnect™ System to accelerate deployment of IP-based
--  Mark Neider, senior director of product marketing, NexTone -- "As an
    industry veteran in the VoIP market, I look forward to discussing the
    drivers, benefits, and challenges for IMS.  NexTone's service provider
    customers are proving that alternative, innovative technologies, such as
    VoIP peering, are changing the business model for carrier wholesale
    services.  Session management technology is creating a new way for carriers
    to interconnect with a broader community of service providers to quickly
    deploy revenue-generating IP services."

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Next-Gen USA provides a high-level networking forum that focuses on the strategic business issues relating to convergence and the new wholesale converged services and applications that carriers and service providers can offer to their customers -- be they other carriers and service providers, wireless providers, ISPs, content companies or system integrators. Offering high-quality content in the form of interactive panel discussions and presentations, you will hear the leading carriers and service providers in the wholesale telecom marketplace explain their key wholesale strategies in this new paradigm of converged networks, services and applications.

About NexTone Communications

NexTone Communications develops intelligent session management and interconnect systems for service providers who want to rapidly expand their reach and accelerate VoIP and multimedia revenues. NexTone's IntelliConnect System provides service providers with visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize, secure, and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing across diverse IP and IMS network boundaries. More than 550 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics, and remove partnership hurdles. NexTone is a recipient of the Maryland Technology Champions Awards for 2006. The company ranks number one in Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 50 Program for Maryland, and is one of the Top 50 companies for Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America. NexTone is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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