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Alteva Receives Unified Communications® Magazine’s 2010 Product of the Year Award

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Voice Integrated Unified Communications Solution Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 6, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Alteva’s voice integrated UC Solution as a recipient of its 2010 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award.

In April 2010, Alteva transitioned away from being just a hosted VoIP service provider to launching its hosted UC solution. In an exclusive relationship with Microsoft and Broadsoft, Alteva developed a way to interconnect its hosted voice services with the Microsoft Communication Services product suite, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communications Server (OCS). Alteva was one of only a few hosted voice service providers in the world selected to offer the complete suite of Microsoft Communication Services with voice integration, allowing for a true hosted UC environment where a hosted IP phone system fully integrates with email, voicemail and workflow applications.

“Alteva continues to be honored throughout our industry for its excellence in technical innovation,? said William Bumbernick, Chief Innovation Officer, Alteva. “The Unified Communications Product of the Year Award highlights our commitment to equip businesses with a cloud-based solution that provides productivity increases and cost savings. This enables businesses, whether large or small, to be more agile and more competitive.?

Alteva’s hosted UC takes basic business-based technology like voice communications and combines that with office communications such as instant messaging, video conferencing, desktop sharing, telepresence, etc. It enables employees to access critical business information from any location, at any time, on any device. Workers can access email and customer information, view and edit documents, manage calendars, and collaborate with coworkers remotely as if they were still in the office, and the hosted VoIP integration enables customers to benefit from voice-enabled Exchange features including Outlook calendars and email; phone presence; vendor bill consolidation; scalability; increased control; business continuity and mitigation of technology obsolescence.

“Alteva has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. Unified Communications is pleased to grant a 2010 Product of the Year Award for its hosted UC solution,? said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative solutions from Alteva in the future.?

Product of the Year Award winners will be published in the April 2011 issue of Unified Communications magazine.

For a video demo of Alteva’s solution, visit www.altevatel.com/solutions/overview, or contact an Alteva representative at 877-258-3821.

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.

About Unified Communications magazine
Launched in July 2007, Unified Communications magazine is devoted to educating enterprise decision makers on why and how they need to deploy unified communications (UC) solutions. Every issue of Unified Communications magazine features a comprehensive news section; case studies of successful deployments and lessons learned; interviews with leading hardware and software companies; and an ‘industry’ section, featuring analysis of important mergers and acquisition, partnerships and a Wall Street perspective on the unified communications market. Unified Communications has a readership of 100,000. For more information, please visit www.uc-mag.com.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; CVx; Digium|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

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Alteva PR Contact:
Angela Tuzzo
MRB Public Relations
732-758-1100, ext. 108
atuzzo@mrb-pr.com

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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