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Alteva Chief Innovation Officer to Speak at Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference

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Hosted Unified Communications: An Inclusive Technology

PHILADELPHIA, PA & HONOLULU, HI – January 17, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that William Bumbernick, chief innovation officer, will speak at PTC’11, the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 33rd consecutive annual conference, January 16-19th in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bumbernick will join other communication industry thought leaders from Polycom, IntelePeer, Inc., SimpleSignal and Broadcore in a breakout session on virtual services, Tuesday, January 18th, 3:45-5:15pm.

With the emergence of UC, enterprises are starting to morph their voice, video, instant messaging, and presence systems into one. Making these previously disparate systems work together requires a fair amount of sophistication and resources at times of shrinking IT budgets. Hosted and managed services are suddenly very attractive to enterprises; a service provider can take over the responsibility for integrating the various systems. This session will explore a pragmatic and practical view of UC, examining which UC functions bring real value to enterprises and how hosted or managed service providers can help deliver this UC functionality.

“As technologies such as true hosted UC are developed, you can start out on the phone or via an IM and then overlay different applications such as desktop sharing, application or video in a seamless, non-disruptive way, giving participants the ability to collaborate using an ultimate solution,? said Bumbernick. “UC offers the power of circular communication where different applications become inclusive technologies, working together in a hosted landscape.?

PTC’11 offers an important and substantial platform for understanding where the industry is and where it may be heading. This year’s theme “Connecting Life 24/7,? will examine how telecom is changed and challenged by always-connected users with new requirements and preferences. Every January, PTC presents a unique forum for service providers, equipment and software developers, content providers, investors, researchers, and policy makers to forge alliances, negotiate agreements, and to learn from one another’s experiences.

About Alteva:
Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, offers the most reliable network, the most responsive and proactive customer service and the best value to its customers. It delivers cloud-based UC solutions including Voice over IP phone systems and service (VoIP PBX), hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence, and advanced voice applications for the desktop. Alteva’s service requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on-premise system maintenance charges, reducing overall communication costs and enabling organizations to improve productivity. By combining Alteva’s voice service with Microsoft Communication Services products, including Microsoft Exchange, Office Communication Server (OCS), and SharePoint, Alteva’s customers receive a true, high-quality, voice-enabled UC solution that easily integrates with existing business applications. Alteva is North America’s largest provider of enterprise hosted VoIP, and provides hosted UC solutions to businesses in all 50 states and four continents. For more information, visit http://www.altevatel.com or call 1-877-258-3821.

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