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Open VoIP Peering Honored for Delivering Exceptional IP Communications Solutions

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tmcnet recognizes virtual pbx® with 2010 internet telephony excellence award

Open VoIP Peering Honored for Delivering Exceptional IP Communications Solutions

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (November 16, 2010) – VirtualPBX, the inventor and leading supplier of hosted business phone services, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named Virtual PBX’s Open VoIP Peering as a recipient of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Virtual PBX is the first hosted PBX company to offer an open VoIP peering option, which is ideal for users who already have VoIP phones or want to reap the cost benefits of moving to VoIP without being limited to proprietary, single-vendor solutions. The service opens up greater opportunities for businesses that need the flexibility to mix and match a VoIP network with any SIP-compliant phone. This truly “blended” service gives businesses unprecedented flexibility, as they can choose to use a VoIP network for cost savings or standard phone lines for better call quality.

“Innovation is top of mind for us as we focus on delivering superior products that meet the needs of our customers,” said Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “We continue to see an enthusiastic response from our users, who’ve indicated their desire for VoIP services that don’t tie them down to proprietary solutions. We are delighted that INTERNET TELEPHONY has recognized our innovative technology for two consecutive years.”

Open VoIP Peering works with any solution that is fully SIP-compliant and uses the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) phone number format for destination identification. All calls sent from Virtual PBX will go directly to the appropriate network, which ensures the highest level of quality when calls are translated between standard phone lines and VoIP networks.

“The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to grant Virtual PBX with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for the company’s achievements in advancing IP communications and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace. Virtual PBX’s Open VoIP Peering has proven its outstanding contribution to IP communications and delivered winning solutions for its users,” said Eric Linask, group editorial director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

“Virtual PBX has been recognized with a 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving their dedication and excellence in advancing IP communications,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the October 2010 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine,

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about virtual pbx

Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression – especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike. For more information on how your business can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service, visit us on the Web at

about internet telephony magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit

about tmc

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries.

TMCnet is read by nearly two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. ranks TMCnet traffic under 1,700 in the U.S. and India and under 4,000 in the Philippines, Canada and Ireland. TMCnet traffic ranks just over 4,000 in overall global traffic, according to

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Virtual PBX is a trademark of, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Virtual PBX Contacts:

Kari Ramirez
The Hoffman Agency
(408) 975-3038
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Greg Brashier
COO, Inc.
(888) 825-0800, ext. 333
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TMC Contact:

Jan Pierret
(203) 852-6800, ext. 228
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