M5 Networks Named One of VoIP Magazine’s 20 Companies to Watch in 2006

    New York – M5 Networks, the Northeast’s leading outsourced IP phone system provider, today announced that it has been named to the VoIP Magazine 20 list of Companies to Watch in 2006 for its commitment to best-of-class outsourced IP phone service for SMBs in a metropolitan area. The VoIP Magazine 20 features those companies in the VoIP industry that are best positioned to spur IP communications adoption and innovation in the coming year, while also delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

    "M5 Networks' commitment to voice quality and its effective service delivery model stood out as we evaluated hosted VoIP providers," said Bryan Richard, editor-in-chief of VoIP Magazine. "M5's voice offering is attractive to enterprise buyers since it allows them to focus on their core business and not on phone system operation or maintenance. Clearly, the model they have developed will only be more popular in 2006."

    M5 currently serves nearly 400 small- to mid-sized businesses in the New York metropolitan area, the nation’s largest SMB market. These companies chose M5 to avoid the headaches and costs associated with buying and maintaining their own phone system. By outsourcing their communications to M5, businesses replace multiple vendors with one competent, trusted partner and save valuable time and resources. Over 94 percent of M5’s clients will confidently refer its services to their business colleagues because of the company’s reliability, responsiveness, state-of-the art technology, and predictable costs.

    “VoIP Magazine is recognized as an IP communications authority that addresses both the business case and technical issues enterprise customers face as they deploy and manage VoIP systems within the workplace, as well as provides VoIP service providers with the valuable information and tools they require to best serve their enterprise customers,” said M5 President & CEO, Dan Hoffman. "M5 is excited to be named to this year’s list of companies to watch. This recognition validates our view that M5 is well-positioned to excel in delivering its Outsourced IP Phone System to the underserved SMB marketplace.”

    Winners of the 20 Companies to Watch in 2006 will be featured in this month’s issue of VoIP Magazine.

    About the VoIP Magazine 20: Companies to Watch

    The VoIP Magazine 20: Companies to Watch feature the leading IP vendors that are driving the next-generation of telecommunications. The VoIP Magazine 20 selects companies that have the ability to spur both enterprise and service provider adoption, are technology and service innovators, and develop practical solutions for the emerging communications market. Please visit www.voip-magazine.com for more information.

    About M5 Networks

    M5 Networks is the leading outsourced IP phone system provider in the Northeast. By outsourcing to M5 instead of buying another phone system and signing more local and long distance contracts, businesses save valuable time and hard dollars. M5 was founded in 2000 by the same management team that ran Interport Communications, the ISP pioneer for New York businesses. M5 builds on that legacy by continually innovating to improve our outsourced phone system solution, which is delivering measurable ROI to companies in all industries. M5’s core technology partners include Cisco, Verizon, Sun, AboveNet, Sprint, Qwest, Focal Communications and VocalData. M5 has been named to the Pulver 100 list as a Communications Growth Company for four consecutive years (2002-2005) and to FierceVoIP's annual Fierce 15 list in 2005, as well as received Frost & Sullivan's 2004 Entrepreneurial Company Award and the 2004 and 2005 VoIP Service Provider Awards and the 2005 Best SMB VoIP Service Provider Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.

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