SOURCE: TELEHOUSE America

December 22, 2006 20:01 ET

Success of Juma Technology, Level 3, Time Warner Telecom, NeuStar, NexTone & Xceedium Presentations Focus of VoIP Boot Camp Special Edition Newsletter

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 22, 2006 -- TELEHOUSE America announces it will release a special edition newsletter devoted to its September 15th VoIP BOOT CAMP@TELEHOUSE Center, featuring co-hosts Juma Technology, Level 3, Time Warner Telecom, NeuStar, NexTone and Xceedium. The workshop drew sixty-five-plus people to TELEHOUSE's Staten Island, New York headquarters at The Teleport, and it was the first of two key workshops dealing with the convergence of content and voice on IP networks. The other took place on December 8th.

The VoIP BOOT CAMP delivered insider insights on protecting enterprise networks, carriers' plan to operate in the VoIP space, SIP & SIP-IX's strategic relevance to IP voice, video/data today and beyond, and new technologies in the peering space VoIP infrastructure continuity.

Juma Technology's discussion by Joseph Cassano, executive vice president of sales and Joseph Fucillo, CTO, covered the business-critical requirements for the install and post installs stages and the promise of convergence. The speakers cited the upward trend of IP port installs, research showing IP telephony and convergence as top IT priorities, and business, user and IT imperatives as the forces driving transformation. Fuccillo's ended with a comparison of traditional PSTN setups and VoIP enterprises with and without SIP.

International carrier Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) discussed the evolution of IP technology into a platform for various communications companies with distinct audio, video and collaborative services targeting B2B or B2C. Edward Morché, V.P. - Wholesale Offer Management at Level 3. used his company's vast experience in VoIP and their network to illustrate building a VoIP/Softswitch network. He went into the issues dealing with legacy TDM architecture, the new IP technologies and networks optimized for IP and softswitch platforms.

Steve Starliper, vice president of marketing at Time Warner Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) talked about carriers dealing with intra Telecom changes from traditional Circuit Switched, TDM services to Ethernet & IP as a transport medium. He reviewed the issues facing the enterprise -- rising bandwidth demand competition, regulations, and capital -- and how current traditional communication technologies can leverage IP to converge and integrate their LAN, WAN and Voice.

NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) discussed why VoIP peering is just the "tip of the Services iceberg" and why the industry has returned to a more centralized, unified environment. Along the way, the firm's senior director, IP products & services, Dennis Brouwer, and director, product management, Tim Cody, pointed out the latest developments and benefits of direct IP Interoperability between service providers, such as NeuStar SIP-IX, the coordination and administration functions needed to enable multiple, time-sensitive services over IP, and what it takes to implement direct network-to-network interworking of voice, video and content services.

NexTone's vice president enterprise market, Larry Schessel pointed out the benefits of intelligent VoIP interconnects, how VoIP and IMS peering is creating a new networking economy where sessions, not bandwidth and minutes, are the new currency. NexTone explained how intelligent interconnects, driven via session management technology, such as session border controllers, quickly leverages this new networking paradigm to expand and extend business. NexTone provides intelligent, secure next generation IP and IMS network interconnects.

Xceedium's David Van discussed the operational concerns of VoIP, specifically securely and cost effectively managing extremely critical remote VoIP infrastructures. They concentrated on how this infrastructure's inoperability quickly cripples a business, VoIP's resiliency as a vital part of the VoIP deployment plan or post-install retrofit. Van also commented on converging voice into the existing data infrastructure and why it allows IT units organizations to seamlessly and effectively incorporate new VoIP operations into existing or new Lights-out operability strategy.

About TELEHOUSE

TELEHOUSE America, a carrier-neutral collocation space and services pioneer since 1989, provides secure, power-protected environments where customers house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries locate their mission critical equipment at TELEHOUSE's collocation "meet-me-centers" in NY or CA to profit from potential business opportunities that exist from other TELEHOUSE customers. The ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in NY (NYIIX; http://www.nyiix.net/) and LA (LAIIX; http://www.laiix.net/) is among the many benefits of collocating with TELEHOUSE. Through its European and Asian sister companies, TELEHOUSE also can provide continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent businesses globally. Please visit http://www.TELEHOUSE.com or contact us at sales@TELEHOUSE.com.

About Juma Technology

Juma Technology is a highly skilled telecommunications and IT systems integrator specializing in converged voice and data network deployments. Their practice areas span both voice and data communications technologies which enables their customers to benefit from their expertise across a broad spectrum of business-critical requirements. Whatever your technology objectives are, you can count on the experts at Juma to leverage your IT and voice communications assets to achieve your goals. For more information, please visit www.jumatechnology.com

About Level 3

Level 3 (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international communications and information services company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. These services provide building blocks that enable Level 3's customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company's Web address is www.Level3.com.

Level 3 offers information services through its subsidiary, Software Spectrum, and fiber-optic and satellite video delivery and advertising distribution solutions through its subsidiary, Vyvx. For additional information, visit their respective Web sites at www.softwarespectrum.com and www.vyvx.com. On July 20, 2006, Level 3 announced it signed a definitive agreement to sell Software Spectrum for $287 million. Closing, subject to certain conditions, is expected to happen in the third quarter of 2006.

The Level 3 logo is a registered service mark of Level 3 Communications, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by a wholly owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

About Time Warner Telecom

Time Warner Telecom Inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, Time Warner Telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About NeuStar, Inc.

NeuStar (NYSE: NSR) is a provider of essential clearinghouse services to the global communications industry and Internet network operators around the world. Visit NeuStar online at www.NeuStar.biz.

About NexTone

NexTone Communications® provides an intelligent session management system that gives service providers and other network operators seamless, secure, and scalable session connectivity between diverse IP and IMS networks. NexTone's IntelliConnect system provides intelligent IP interconnects that enable a common way for operators to exchange, secure, monitor, control, and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing through IP networks for instant connectivity and quality compatibility to rapidly add new revenue-generating services, including real-time data, video and interactive gaming, and fixed-mobile convergence. More than 500 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect system to accelerate revenue by continually managing technical complexities, optimizing business economics, and eliminating partnership hurdles. The company is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.nextone.com

About Xceedium

Xceedium provides centralized, policy-based, secure access for IT operations management. The most comprehensive solution available, Xceedium's service-oriented framework delivers vendor access control and secure touch-free support for IT infrastructure across geographically distributed data centers. Xceedium's solution is platform-independent, integrates in-band, out-of-band and power and includes blade and legacy architectures. This increases security, reduces costs, provides audit tracking, and improves service levels. Xceedium's, Common Criteria and FIPS 140 compliant, solution has been successfully deployed at the large government agencies as well as Fortune 1000 companies. Xceedium was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. For more information about the company, please call (201) 536-1000 ext. 114, email usgovernment@xceedium.com, or visit www.xceedium.com.

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