SOURCE: NexTone Communications

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET

One Communications Expands Carrier Services and Customer Base With NexTone IntelliConnect System

NexTone Session Management System Enables New SIP-Based VoIP Origination and Termination Services for Largest U.S. Privately-Held CLEC

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 --COMPTEL PLUS FALL 2006 CONVENTION & EXPO

CORE NEWS FACTS

--  One Communications, the largest privately-held competitive local
    exchange carrier (CLEC) in the U.S., is deploying NexTone's
    IntelliConnect™ System to enable secure, SIP-based VoIP origination and
    termination services for its Carrier Services products.  The integrated
    communications provider serves more than 160,000 small to large businesses
    in 16 states throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest
    regions.  To service this broad region, One Communications operates a vast,
    next-generation network architected on an IP core, which uses nearly 10,000
    route miles of fiber to interconnect over 700 collocation sites.
--  NexTone's Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX) and Real-Time Session
    Manager (RSM) work together within the IntelliConnect System to provide One
    Communications with the visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize,
    secure, and bill for the sessions flowing through its interconnections with
    a wide range of customers, including CLECs, IXCs, VoIP providers, and ISPs.
--  The NexTone IntelliConnect System enables One Communications to turn
    up new SIP customers faster with an intuitive operator interface that
    simplifies and speeds interoperability testing with potential SIP
    customers.  In addition, the NexTone solution simplifies the implementation
    of complex policies which govern the routing of calls and partition
    different call types to allow for more flexibility and security for all
    calls or sessions running on its network.
--  One Communications chose the NexTone IntelliConnect System because it
    provides easy to deploy cost-effective, secure SIP interconnects, which
    expand the company's customer set and widen geographic reach.  The NexTone
    solution also interoperates with the existing equipment deployed in One
    Communications' network.
--  Based on the success of deploying NexTone's IntelliConnect System for
    its Carrier Services, One Communications is currently evaluating NexTone's
    MSX for its Commercial IP Solutions organization servicing the enterprise
    market.
    
QUOTES
--  Nick Sgroi, Vice President of Carrier Services, One Communications --
    "We have been receiving a lot of demand in the market for 800 origination
    and local origination and termination via SIP call handoff instead of TDM.
    With NexTone's IntelliConnect System, One Communications can easily support
    SIP-based VoIP and avoid expensive TDM local loops, resulting in big cost
    savings for us and our customers.  We have also received tremendous support
    from NexTone; they evaluated our network and truly became partners with One
    Communications to provide the best solution for our requirements."
--  Dan Dearing, Vice President of Marketing, NexTone Communications --
    "NexTone is enabling One Communications with a different way of connecting
    to its existing customers, and providing the company with entry into a
    whole new group of customers with SIP trunking, which is an important trend
    that is giving service providers an opportunity to compete with incumbent
    carriers.  The IntelliConnect System allows One Communications to enable
    real-time IP interconnects and control between different types of networks
    and easily scale up to meet its diverse customers' needs in the future."
    
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About One Communications

One Communications is the largest privately-held provider of telecommunications services in the country, offering a broad portfolio of advanced telecommunications solutions tailored for small to large businesses in 16 states across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest United States. One Communications operates a network with an IP core supported by nearly 10,000 route miles of fiber connecting over 700 unique collocation sites. This network density, combined with the company's advanced network technologies, enables One Communications to provide high value services at competitive prices. Visit One Communications on-line at www.onecommunications.com.

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 500 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics, and remove partnership hurdles. The company is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.nextone.com

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