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Eureka, Early CLEC, Survives and Thrives

November 16, 2004


Eureka Networks, an early CLEC, delivers toll-quality VoIP and “VoIP POTS” over managed IP networks to New York City office buildings.

Eureka Networks, Inc, a CLEC founded right around the time of the 1996 Telecom Act, has found a way to survive the meltdown of that business, and now thrives by offering integrated, ready-to-use IP voice and data connectivity to tenants in over 400 New York City metro area buidings.

By agreement with the landlords, Eureka has pre-wired these buildings with fiber cable connected back to a Broadsoft softswitch at the heart of its own managed network. Tenants can be immediately connected to voice and data without the usual setup times required to bring in services from the incumbent telco and / or ISPs, while still being free to choose services other than Eureka’s if they wish.

By having on-premise IADs (Integrated Access Devices) already installed in the buildings, Eureka is able to offer “Virtual POTS” service, or toll-quality IP voice over analog tip-and-ring circuits, to small business tenants, and virtual PBX functionality to larger businesses.

In a testament to foresight and determination, the early establishment of its own managed network and capitalization on emerging VoIP technology just when the technology industry was experiencing its worst times, allowed Eureka to continue to profitably service its “offnet” customers outside the pre-wired buildings, and survive the subsequent lean times.

Its 400-building network, in which 60 buildings are already lit, now allows Eureka to deliver turnkey instant-on telecom and Internet packages, and allows it to claim Eureka as the fastest, most reliable way to get a company up and running.

Ingate Enters NYC , South Florida and Canadian Markets

May 25, 2004


Distributor Partnerships with UDT Protia and CentralTouch Expand North American Sales Reach, Increase Visibility in Latin America

HOLLIS, NH, May 24, 2004 – Ingate® Systems, which produces and sells the world’s only fully Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-capable enterprise firewalls, is expanding its sales reach with new distribution partnerships with UDT Protia and CentralTouch Technology. The partnerships strengthen Ingate’s foothold in North America by bringing the company’s SIP-enabling security products directly to customers in the NYC metro, south Florida and Canadian markets, as well as in Latin America.

The exclusive distributor of Ingate Firewall® and Ingate SIParator® products in Canada, CentralTouch is a recognized VoIP and SIP-based realtime technology leader. UDT Protia serves the South Florida and New York City metropolitan markets, and has built a presence in South America within the last 10 years.

A world leader in next-generation firewall technology, Ingate produces and sells the world’s first SIP-capable enterprise firewalls and the SIParator, a device that works in conjunction with an existing network firewall to seamlessly enable the traversal of SIP communications.

“CentralTouch and UDT Protia are tremendous leaders in their respective markets. Ingate is honored to be working with them, as they represent significant sales opportunities for us in North America and Latin America, said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems.

“Interoperability is a critical issue for our customers, said Hassan Firouzbakht, President and CTO, CentralTouch Technology. “Together, Ingate and CentralTouch offer Canadian enterprises a world-class end-to-end solution that delivers secure VoIP to any network, of any size.

“Businesses in North America and Latin America are hungry for products that solve interoperability and NAT traversal issues, maintain network security and help them preserve existing IT investments. Together, Ingate and UDT Protia offer these businesses an elegant solution, said Walter Cannon, Business Development Manager of UDT Protia.