Research Triangle Park, NC - September 24, 2008 - Bandwidth.com and Microsoft Corp. have entered into 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 service in the U.S., Bandwidth.com offers industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol (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 standards, focus on small businesses and ability to deliver a complete IP-based solution will benefit our Response Point customers from coast to coast."
"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. Further details on the roll out will be presented at the SMB Nation 2008 conference in Seattle beginning on October 3rd.
"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."
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Bandwidth.com emerged in 1999 and rapidly gained a place as the champion of small- and medium-sized businesses by helping over 3,500 customers save money on their voice and data services. As a complete communications provider, Bandwidth.com offers IP voice (VoIP), hosted VoIP, data and managed network services, powered by our nationwide, 100% IP voice network and supported by in-house, 24/7/365 customer service. For more information call 800.808.5150.
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