SOURCE: XConnect Global Networks, Ltd.

September 10, 2008 15:39 ET

XConnect Wins Global Telecoms Business 2008 Innovation Award for Netherlands Cable Peering Project

XConnect and the JCC Jointly Recognized for Excellence in National Network Service Transformation

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - XConnect, the leader in VoIP Peering, today announced it has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Innovation Award by Global Telecoms Business Magazine. The 2008 Innovation award recognized the SIPExchange in the Netherlands, the first MSO peering federation in the world, for best National Network Service Transformation in the Fixed Infrastructure and Operations category.

"The JCC's SIPExchange is a powerful example of how the implementation of a Carrier ENUM registry, combined with a SIP signaling hub in a robust carrier grade environment enables advanced services, improves call quality and provides more efficient commercial models," said Eli Katz, Founder and CEO of XConnect. "We believe the SIPExchange in the Netherlands is the first of many peering private federations globally, each enabling its service provider members to deliver innovative IP Communications features and economics to their subscribers."

"Congratulations to XConnect and the Joint Cable Consortium for their groundbreaking work in developing the Netherlands SIPExchange. They are among the leaders in the industry creating a wave of innovation which is making a huge difference -- to the companies working in the industry and to all of us in business and as consumers," said Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business.

XConnect would also like to congratulate the other winners, especially its Board of Directors' Member Dr. Paul Reynolds who was recognized with a special Editor's Award for his personal contributions to the Telecom Industry. "Paul Reynolds, former CEO of BT Wholesale and now CEO of Telecom New Zealand, has played a huge role in one of the most daring transformations in the telecoms industry," commented Alan Burkitt-Gray.

About the GTB Innovations Awards

About 250 leaders of the industry from around the world attended the 2008 ceremony at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London on the evening of Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

Guests at the ceremony included chief executive officers, chief technology officers and other leaders from operators and vendors throughout the world, including Europe, China, Africa, India, Russia, North and South America, and the Pacific.

Hundreds of nominations for the industry's innovative projects were received from the readers of Global Telecoms Business since early in 2008 in a number of key categories.

The winners, as selected by the judging panel, represent the most innovative projects in the industry worldwide in four key categories:

1: fixed infrastructure and operations
2: wireless infrastructure and operations
3: business fixed and mobile service innovations
4: consumer fixed and mobile service innovations

About XConnect Global Networks:

London-based XConnect is the leading provider of secure, ENUM based Peering Federations. XConnect's services enable telecom companies to offer rich multimedia IP communications on a cross-network basis and reduce interconnection costs. Backed by Tier1 Venture Capital firms including Accel Partners and Venrock Associates, XConnect was selected by the cable industry in the Netherlands to operate the first national VoIP peering solution, and has lead industry consolidation via the acquisition of the European carrier ENUM exchange, e164.info and US-based peering service IPeerX Inc. For more information, please visit www.xconnect.net.

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