PingTone Selects NexTone

VIP service provider PingTone selects NexTone's IntelliConnect system

May 25, 2007

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- NexTone(R), a leaderin session border controllers and scalable solutions for VoIP, multimedia,and IMS network interconnects, today announced that PingTone Communicationshas deployed NexTone's IntelliConnect(TM) System to support its hosted VoIPservices in the United States.PingTone's hosted Cisco IP phone system delivers the benefits of outsourcingto a variety of business customers in energy, healthcare, finance,technology, and U.S. federal government agencies. Features include unifiedmessaging, branch office 4-digit dialing, and advanced call treatmentfunctions.

PingTone is experiencing strong growth in its hosted VoIP services andselected NexTone's IntelliConnect System to increase the efficiency andscalability of its network. The IntelliConnect System includes NexTone'sSession Border Controller (SBC), Multiprotocol Session Exchange (MSX), andReal-Time Session Manager (RSM). NexTone's SBC adds critical NAT and PATtraversal capabilities, which are essential to providing seamlessdeployments and business-grade quality VoIP calls for branch office andremote employees using PingTone's services.

The NexTone MSX, combined with its SBC, provides additional routingcapabilities that allow PingTone to increase efficiency in call sessionrouting, origination, and termination. Dynamic route hunting, unique to theNexTone MSX, allows service providers to dynamically route traffic todifferent carrier partners based on call completion rates, route profit, androute availability. PingTone can now more efficiently route VoIP traffic topreferred lines to ensure high-quality routes for each call and increasedcall completion rates.

COMMENTARY

Robyn Smith, vice president of service operations for PingTone -"Quality is the most important aspect of PingTone's business and it's allabout execution--we need the right equipment to make our network runefficiently. PingTone completed an exhaustive evaluation of vendors'solutions and selected NexTone's technology because of its reputation forhigh-quality products and service after the sale. We also don't have toworry about scalabilty because NexTone can support a variety of VoIPservices as we continue to rapidly expand our customer base."

NexTone Communications Inc.

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