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Longmont United Hospital Achieves Significant Cost Savings, Greater Flexibility With IntelePeer SIP Trunking Solution

Community Hospital Reduces Communications Expenses by More Than 60 Percent (May 22, 2012)

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/22/12 -- SIP trunking services from IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, are producing impressive results for Unified Communications (UC) customers. Today, the company announced that Longmont United Hospital (LUH), which uses IntelePeer CoreCloud™ SIP Trunking and Avaya Session Border Controller Advanced for Enterprise, is realizing an average 60 percent savings in monthly calling expenses since deploying its new solution.

LUH, a Colorado-based community hospital, transitioned from a legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) voice connection to SIP trunking for its UC solution, a technology decision that is proving popular across North America. Frost & Sullivan research finds that the number of North American SIP trunking users is expected to reach 59 million by 2017. According to Infonetics Research, revenue from SIP trunking services provided to businesses is forecast to achieve a 52 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2015.

"IntelePeer's expertise, support and flexibility were essential in making sure our migration from PRI to SIP trunking met our technical and financial objectives," said Gary Harding, telecom manager, Longmont United Hospital. "The company's familiarity and compliance with Avaya's full range of equipment gave us confidence that IntelePeer CoreCloud SIP Trunking was the right choice."

LUH was seeking an experienced SIP trunking provider that could deliver a seamless migration from traditional PRI to SIP. The hospital needed a new solution that would be more cost effective, increase flexibility and enable new disaster recovery advantages -- without compromising quality or functionality.

On the recommendation of IQ Wired, an IntelePeer Partner and IT and telecom advisor to the Colorado Telehealth Network, LUH chose IntelePeer as the SIP trunking provider. This allowed the hospital to take full advantage of deep enterprise functionality and maintain control of its preferred session border controller (SBC) technology -- the Avaya Session Border Controller Advanced for Enterprise -- in contrast to other SIP trunking providers that require customers to use their specified SBC.

"At IQ Wired, we look for technology partners who can provide the depth of engineering support our customers need," said Tatiana Finkelsteyn, CEO of IQ Wired. "In the healthcare arena, strong technical support is especially critical. We find that IntelePeer places significantly more focus on this aspect than other service providers, which is why we recommended them to Longmont United Hospital."

Enterprises and channel partners rely on IntelePeer SIP trunking services to help accelerate Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and UC deployment, and they benefit from feature-rich, multi-modal communications. IntelePeer has completed Avaya compliance testing, giving enterprise customers increased confidence that IntelePeer SIP trunking services can deliver seamless support for Avaya UC solutions.

"This choice by Longmont United Hospital illustrates the value of Avaya's Unified Communications systems combined with IntelePeer's easy, flexible approach to providing SIP trunking services," said Margaret Norton, general manager, Enterprises at IntelePeer. "We understand how vital it is for a healthcare provider to have reliable, cost-effective communications. Our SIP trunking services deliver the quality, flexibility and value that businesses need versus legacy approaches."

IntelePeer is a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program -- an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

About Longmont United Hospital
Longmont United Hospital is a full service, community hospital with specialty areas in Women's & Children's Services, Cardiology, Comprehensive Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Emergency and Trauma Services, Orthopedic Services, and Neurosurgery. It offers quality inpatient and outpatient health care services in addition to 24-hour emergency department services. The Emergency Department is a Level III trauma center that treats more than 30,000 patients annually. For more information, visit:

About IntelePeer
IntelePeer, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services for enterprises and service providers. The patented IntelePeer CloudWorx™ software platform, leveraging the scale and reach of the cloud, delivers multi-modal communications, including voice, video, unified communications and other rich media, with high quality and reliability. The IntelePeer CloudWorx platform combines an extensive Media Peering Grid™ service, a SuperRegistry® global directory of more than 450 million telephone numbers and end point identifying addresses as well as sophisticated and intelligent routing software, and the AppWorx® communication-enabling application development environment and tools. IntelePeer enables customers to rapidly and cost-effectively transition from legacy telecommunications networks to IP-based communications, with little or no additional capital expenditures. As a result, IntelePeer customers can improve their return on investment on communications equipment and services. For more information visit:

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