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To create an end-to-end enterprise VoIP solution that the channel can sell

17th October 2005

London, UK, - 17th October 2005: Hosted IP Telephony service provider HIPCOM has selected VegaStream as its preferred supplier of TDM/VoIP gateways, in a move designed to enable channel partners to propose and then rapidly deploy a complete end-to-end VoIP solution. The VegaStream gateway enables HIPCOM channel partners to offer enterprise customers a VoIP solution that does not require them to 'forklift' existing TDM equipment, something which is so often a barrier to a full VoIP solution. Tony Brook, CEO of HIPCOM explains further:

"The growth of VoIP in the UK means that we need to provide an end-to-end service for our partners, enabling us to more effectively implement large single site and multi-site deployments. The market for enterprise VoIP services is on an upward curve and speed is of the essence for those who want to make the most of this opportunity. VegaStream's award-winning dial planner and set up software makes light of implementation and of integration with existing TDM networks. It also offers a practical migration path to a full VoIP implementation. It is also very important to us and to our channel that VegaStream has global distribution and support capabilities.

We have developed a go-to-market proposition that is a complete solution based on tried and tested technology - and one that is proven to be fully interoperable. It's relatively straightforward to implement and support on a global scale, making it the kind of solution that the channel has been crying out for - and one that HIPCOM are now delivering".

HIPCOM's initial order includes the new Vega 50 6x4 which has been pre-configured with 24 FXS ports for connection to standard analogue phones. These will be deployed as a customer premise-to-HIPCOM service gateway but can also be used to integrate IP telephony into the enterprise dial plan in evolving enterprise networks. The 24 port configuration is ideally suited for the majority of SMBs, but for the larger enterprise, HIPCOM channel partners will offer the Vega 400 gateway for digital lines, field-upgradeable to T1/E1 or 120 simultaneous calls supported.

Tim Burne, CEO of VegaStream concludes: "Earlier this year we received formal interoperability validation from BroadSoft®, the platform which has been chosen by HIPCOM to support its suite of business Hosted IP Telephony services. It is very refreshing to work with a company like HIPCOM. They have a plan to move VoIP out of the 'early adopter' and into the mainstream enterprise market, with a product and service suite that the channel can readily work with. By including our gateway in the service, they are able to construct a range of specific solutions that the channel can align easily with existing opportunities - then sell, install and maintain. The HIPCOM team are entrepreneurs who are moving VoIP forward to plug and play!"

HIPCOM specializes in the provisioning of high-quality Hosted IP Telephony solutions, sold through a network of channel partners in the US, UK and Europe, and supported by a range of carefully-selected strategic partnerships with leading VoIP vendors world-wide.

HIPCOM is at the forefront of the industry, producing innovative Hosted IP Telephony solutions created specifically for the reseller channel and the SMB marketplace. The HIPCOM platform provides carrier grade service with full enterprise telephony features, allowing partners to enter this
rapidly-growing market, secure new business, and provide customers with advanced, feature-rich telephony services.

For further information:
Mark Weeks Associates, for VegaStream
Telephone: +44 (0) 7771 887001

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