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Broadvox Partner Summit to Feature Roger Staubach as Guest Speaker

February 16, 2011

Entrepreneur and legendary Hall of Fame Quarterback Roger Staubach will offer his business insights and keys to success at the Broadvox Partner Summit scheduled for May 3-5.

The 2011 Broadvox Partner Summit will be held at the Infomart company headquarters in Dallas. It will give value added resellers (VARs), master agents, agents, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors the chance to meet Broadvox senior managers to discuss industry and company trends/innovations.

The 2011 Broadvox Partner Summit is invitation-only for top-selling Broadvox VARs and VAR Partner Program members – and gives the chance for sponsoring OEMs to showcase products and take part in breakout sessions.

Members of the IP communications industry press are expected to attend.

In addition, Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, will moderate the summit kick-off dialogue session provided by Broadvox CEO Andre Temnorod and David Byrd, Broadvox executive vice president of Sales and Marketing.

For additional information about the summit, visit the 2011 Broadvox Partner Summit website. To join the Broadvox VAR Partner Program, visit the Broadvox website.

In other recent news, Broadvox and Cypress Communications recently completed a merger. The merged company will be called Broadvox, while Cypress becomes a respected brand of Broadvox.

"The combined company offers a broader range of services that spans carriers, premises-based solutions, and hosted UC for SMB and enterprise customers," Brent Kelly, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research, said in a statement that was reported by unified communications.

CEO Temnorod added that, "Broadvox now boasts one of the nation's largest VoIP networks, providing 24x7 support and service to more than 10,000 business customers and hundreds of thousands of users."

unified communications reported the merger made sense for both sides given their companies’ strategies.

“The merger between Broadvox and Cypress combines complementary product portfolios well-suited to compete in today’s emerging Unified Communications marketplace,” Kelly said.

Broadvox is a well-known VoIP provider, and Cypress Communications is a respected unified communication service provider.

From an industry perspective, Cypress had a focus on retail and UC, with a large retail customer base. Broadvox has a focus on its large, interconnected VoIP network. Through the merger, Cypress will gain access to Broadvox’s network backbone for direct origination and termination of voice traffic to more effectively meet the needs of its expanding customer base, unified communications said.

Broadvox will benefit from the increased utilization of its network backbone and the ability to enhance its carrier, SMB and SME offerings with the Cypress Communications’ unified communications suite of services, unified communications added.

“Consolidation is healthy for the industry and healthy for us and healthy for our customers,” Frank Grillo executive vice president of Implementation, Support and Marketing at Cypress Communications, said in a phone interview last year with unified communications.

Ed Silverstein is a unified communications contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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