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Looks like Jeff’s crew did another fantastic job with Spring VON! The exhibitor floor is sold out and sponsorship is way up!

Xten will be there walking the floor, supporting our customers and partners.

This will probably be the largest VON show in the history of the tradition. Way to go Jeff!

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Vonage Selects Xten’s X-PRO as The ‘Softphone of Choice’

Vonage’s cutting-edge Voice-over-IP service now available with X-PRO, the leading SIP Softphone from Xten

EDISON, N.J. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ — Vonage, the fastest growing telephony company in the US, and Xten Networks, publisher of the award winning X-PRO SoftPhone, announced today that Vonage and Xten have completed interoperability testing of an OEM version of Xten’s X-PRO SIP SoftPhone for use on Vonage’s Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service.

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Cell Phones and VoIP – Getting Closer

ATLANTA–Sun Microsystems and other tech giants are calling Internet phone technology the cell phone industry’s next big thing, saying it will help solve old problems and create new services.

Sun CEO Scott McNealy announced Monday at the CTIA Wireless 2004 show here that Internet phone calling technology known as voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is playing a key role in a device the company is developing in an effort to eliminate the office phone.

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Net phone provider Voiceglo lands $28 million

By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

Internet phone service provider Voiceglo announced $28 million in funding on Tuesday, more proof of the investment community’s continued enthusiasm for voice over Internet Protocol.

An unidentified institutional investor in Boston contributed $15 million, while several Mexican telecommunications interests made up the balance, the company said in a statement.

The funding will be used mainly to begin marketing Voiceglo’s services and products for the first time since the company’s launch in early February, said Ed Cespedes, president of TheGlobe.com, which owns Voiceglo. TheGlobe.com was one of the Internet’s earliest portals, achieving notoriety after the company’s stock soared and then crashed during the stock mania of the late 1990s.

Voiceglo offers free software that lets people make phone calls from any Internet-enabled desktop or notebook computer. That’s not the case with other peer-to-peer Internet phone services, including Free World Dialup and Skype, which limit use to one specific device. Unlike its peer-to-peer competitors, Voiceglo also lets people reach traditional phones for 3.9 cents per minute for a monthly fee of $2 to $4.

Voiceglo, Skype, Vonage and other companies deal in voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a technology for making phones calls using the Internet Protocol, the world’s most popular method for sending data from one computer to another. As evidenced by Voiceglo’s $4 monthly plans, VoIP dialing can be extremely inexpensive when compared with the fees charged by traditional phone companies.

“The investment market is just white hot right now for this stuff,” Cespedes said.

For instance, in early February, broadband phone provider Vonage’s international expansion plans got a $40 million boost, when it picked up the multimillion-dollar funding in a round co-led by two new investors: global venture firm 3i Group in London and Meritech Capital Partners in Palo Alto, Calif., which focuses on wireline and wireless communications equipment and services. The injection brings Vonage’s total funding to $103 million.

In November, Net2Phone said it raised $63 million through a stock offering.

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