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INTELEPEER DELIVERS MICROSOFT UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CLOUD

Voice Peering Network Certified to Provide SIP Trunking for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2


SAN MATEO, Calif. – December 8, 2009 – IntelePeer Inc., a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. to enable and accelerate deployment of hosted unified communications solutions delivered from “The Cloud” by Microsoft’s channel partners.


The IntelePeer Voice Peering Network has been qualified to provide SIP trunking for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2), offering a seamless connection to IntelePeer’s global carrier-grade IP network to make high-quality voice calls. IntelePeer’s Cloud-based infrastructure is directly interoperable with any Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment, eliminating the need for additional vendor equipment to support SIP trunking.


The qualification allows IntelePeer, a Microsoft registered partner, to provide a turnkey solution, enabling Microsoft channel partners to offer a complete set of advanced voice services and to generate new revenue by hosting Office Communications Server 2007 R2 on behalf of business users. Microsoft channel partners also benefit from access to the IntelePeer AppworX Open Communications Platform, which allows partners to further enhance their Microsoft unified communications offering with advanced voice features integrated into existing business applications that optimize workflow, foster greater collaboration and accelerate marketing initiatives.


“IntelePeer provides our channel partners with a powerful communications solution,” said Moz Hussain, director, unified communications group at Microsoft. “The combination of IntelePeer with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 creates an innovative suite of communications services that can be quickly brought to market by our partners.”


“We have proven the strength and performance of the IntelePeer global infrastructure to provide high-quality peering connections to anywhere in the world by completing this rigorous Microsoft qualification process,” said Frank Fawzi, IntelePeer chairman and CEO. “Our advanced capabilities help customers unlock powerful unified communications features including multi-modal communication, user presence and video conferencing, and obtain greater business value from their Office Communications Server 2007 R2 investment.”


About IntelePeer

IntelePeer, www.IntelePeer.com, a leader in hosted on-demand rich media communications, enables carriers, businesses and software vendors to easily deliver voice and multimedia capabilities to any phone or network-connected device – without incurring up-front capital costs. Through our innovative, communications-as-a-service (CaaS) platform, IntelePeer AppworXâ„¢, our SuperRegistryâ„¢ and our extensive Voice Peering Network, we provide our customers with the platform to offer high-quality interactive voice, video, SMS, data and other rich-media services while providing significant cost savings for their telecommunication expenditures. Based in San Mateo, Calif., we operate our own carrier-grade network carrying more than 7 billion minutes, with worldwide coverage delivered through an IP and TDM peering grid with over 50 leading service provider peering partners. IntelePeer is privately held and is backed by venture capital firms VantagePoint Venture Partners, Kennet Venture Partners, NorthCap Partners and EDF Ventures.


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