iNuntius to Resell Covad’s Voice Optimized Access Service
San Jose, Calif. (October 13, 2005) - Covad Communications Group, Inc. (AMEX: DVW), a leading nationwide provider of integrated voice and data communications, today announced a wholesale partnership with iNuntius, Inc. and Belkin Corporation, providers of a suite of SIP-based VoIP and unified messaging communications services. The partnership allows iNuntius to resell Covad’s Voice Optimized Access (VOA) service.
Earlier this year, iNuntius, in collaboration with Belkin, a global leader in connectivity solutions, launched a partnership with ZONE Telecom, Inc., a New Jersey based telecommunications service provider, to provide VoIP service solutions for small- to-medium businesses.
“By using Covad VOA, our VoIP business customers will now benefit from this cutting-edge technology and have a high quality voice and data experience,” said Ryan Kim, iNuntius vice president of engineering. “We are excited that this partnership will help us bring the VoIP customer experience to a new level of quality and reliability.”
With Covad’s VOA small business customers can:
* Multi-Task: Conduct multiple phone calls and access large data files concurrently over the same connection without compromising the quality of their voice service.
* Voice Prioritization: Covad controls the flow of voice traffic over its nationwide network and prioritizes telephone conversations over data traffic.
* Control Quality: Unlike consumer-class VoIP services which require customers to “bring their own access” customers can bundle both their voice and broadband access together on Covad’s nationwide network and manage the quality of voice and data simultaneously
“Covad’s agreement with iNuntius is designed to give them a competitive advantage and keep their broadband telephony customers a step ahead,” said David McMorrow, executive vice president of sales and strategic alliances for Covad. “Covad is the only access provider in the industry to offer this service on both T1 and SDSL.” This partnership continues Covad’s commitment to provide its strategic partners with innovative communications services for the small-to-medium business market. For iNuntius, this partnership provides the opportunity to optimize its current VoIP offerings.
Covad is a leading nationwide provider of broadband voice and data communications. The company offers DSL, Voice over IP, T1, Web hosting, managed security, IP and dial-up, and bundled voice and data services directly through Covad’s network and through Internet Service Providers, value-added resellers, telecommunications carriers and affinity groups to small and medium-sized businesses and home users. Covad broadband services are currently available across the nation in 44 states and 235 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and can be purchased by more than 57 million homes and businesses, which represent over 50 percent of all US homes and businesses. Corporate headquarters is located at 110 Rio Robles San Jose, CA 95134. Telephone: 1-888-GO-COVAD. Web Site: www.covad.com.
About Belkin Corporation
Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, offers a range of innovations for the computer, electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of home and enterprise networking, VoIP hardware, audio video solutions, KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and peripheral sharing, power protection and cabling, as well as USB and FireWire¨ devices, Belkin extends its reach to Bluetoothª, cellular, PDA, iPod¨, and other solutions for mobile computing.. Belkin products are available through www.belkin.com as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
About iNuntius, Inc.
iNuntius, Inc, provides a comprehensive suite of SIP-based VoIP telephony and enhanced messaging services to carriers, enterprises, and service providers. Leveraging its hosted end-to-end solutions, or licensing its products, iNuntius implements branded turnkey VoIP services for its customers. The company prides itself on providing cost effective solutions to its customers that can be rapidly deployed, which cater to the consumer, and small and medium business. Inuntius products suite includes IP Centrex services, Standard and advanced Class 5 calling features, Tier I, II & III Support, CPEs & fulfillment and backoffice integration For more information please visit www.inuntius.com.
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The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” which are based on management’s current information and beliefs as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events made by management. Examples of forward- looking statements include expectations regarding the expected performance of Covad’s services and competitive advantages. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Covad’s control that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risk factors include future changes in telecommunications regulations and litigation concerning current regulations, among other risks. For a more detailed description of the risk factors that could cause such a difference, please see Covad’s 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Covad disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This information is presented solely to provide additional information to further understand the results of Covad.
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