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September 24, 2008

Microsoft and Bandwidth.com Announce Response Point Collaboration

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor


Bandwidth.com and Microsoft (News - Alert) Corporation have announced a strategic marketing alliance agreement to enable Response Point customers to take advantage of Bandwidth.com's superior availability and quality.
 
As the second largest Internet provider of business voice servicew in the U.S, Bandwidth.com offers industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP)-based phone lines that seamlessly provide dial tone to small businesses using Response Point across one of the largest and most advanced IP networks in North America.
 
"Bandwidth.com's advanced network capabilities and ubiquitous U.S. coverage will greatly expand the IP service options available to Response Point customers," said Xuedong Huang, general manager of Microsoft Response Point. "Bandwidth.com's exceptional quality standard, focus on small businesses and ability to deliver a complete IP-based solution will benefit our Response Point customers from coast to coast."
 
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is a major player in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
 
"Bandwidth.com plans a nationwide roll out to train Microsoft's small-business specialists, On-Line retailers and other value added Microsoft resellers on the simplicity of connecting Response Point to Bandwidth's bundled voice service portfolio this fall," said Jeff Uphues, VP of sales, partner services of Bandwidth.com.
 
"The combination of Microsoft's Response Point and Bandwidth.com's complete communication offerings is the natural progression from product to solution," said David Morken, CEO and president of Bandwidth.com. "Leveraging our respective competencies means the customer wins."
 
Bandwidth.com is a nationwide, complete business communications provider offering advanced VoIP, SIP trunks, Internet and Managed Network Services to small and medium businesses. The company delivers its services across one of the most advanced networks in North America, and, backed by lifetime support, has become one of the most trusted partners nationwide.
 
In August, Grandstream Networks (News - Alert), Bandwidth.com and VoIP Supply joined efforts to offer a competitive full-solution package to small- and medium-sized (SMB) customers.
 
Bandwidth.com recently tested and certified interoperability with Grandstream’s GXE502x IPPB and GPX Enterprise phone system on their network. This end-to-end solution is available exclusively through Grandstream’s Certified Partner, VoIP Supply.
 
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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart




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