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M5 Networks Named to the 2007 “Pulver 100” for Fifth Consecutive Time

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M5 Networks Only One of 15 Companies Named to List Every Year Since Award’s Inception, Due to Continued Demand for Outsourced VoIP Phone System Service



New York –
M5 Networks, one of the country’s leading outsourced IP phone system providers, today announced that it has been named to the 2007 “Pulver 100,” the IP Communications industry’s premier listing of privately-held growth companies that represent the future of the IP-voice and video communications ecosystem. This listing represents the fifth consecutive time M5 Networks has been named to the Pulver 100, continued recognition of the company’s reputation for rock-solid reliability, quality and focus on customer service. M5 is only one of 15 companies on the 2007 Pulver 100 to have received this honor five times.



Because of its continued leadership in the hosted VoIP space, M5’s listing on the 2007 Pulver 100 is industry validation of the continued interest from small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in outsourcing telephony solutions. This recognition follows on the heels of several notable company milestones, including expansion to the Chicago, IL marketplace and surpassing 500 clients in 2006.



“The Pulver 100 is the IP Communications industry’s first and foremost award listing. It continues to grow in significance because of companies like M5 Networks, which plays a pivotal role in SMB adoption of IP communications through its outsourced IP phone system,” said Jeff Pulver, Founder and Chairman of pulvermedia. “We’re proud to name M5 Networks to this year’s Pulver 100.”



“We’ve been offering hosted VoIP since the early days of the industry, and we’re proud to still be considered among the best outsourced IP phone system providers today,” said Dan Hoffman, President & CEO of M5 Networks. “This listing acknowledges that businesses derive benefits from VoIP that go beyond just providing dial tone – and that IP communications continues to be driven by innovation, from the ground up.”



About the Pulver 100

Originally introduced in 2002, the Pulver 100 features private companies that impact the distribution of communications and entertainment with Internet technology. These companies have substantial real-world deployments and enjoy significant growth rates. The value chain characterized by the Pulver 100 differs from the vertically integrated model of the last century, focusing more on the direct interface to customers and consumers which has been brought about by the Internet. For additional details on the 2007 pulver 100, please visit http://www.pulvermedia.com.



About Pulvermedia

Pulvermedia is the leading integrated media company, building communities and providing ready marketplace access through its unparalleled blend of trade shows, publications, web channels, and progressive cutting-edge media. And as the foremost integrated media company, pulvermedia is ideally poised to deliver a vast range of messages to a wide variety of audiences, including technology buyers and sellers, government regulators, industry analysts, luminaries, pundits and bloggers. For more information, please visit http://www.pulvermedia.com.




About M5 Networks

M5 Networks is one of the country’s leading outsourced IP phone system providers. 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 its outsourced phone system solution, which is delivering measurable ROI to companies in all industries. M5 is a member of Cisco System’s Cisco Powered Network program.



Recognized as a leading company in the VoIP industry, M5 was named to the 2006 Inc. 500 (#272) and both the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (#54) and 2006 New York Technology Fast 50 (#5) awards programs. M5 has also been included on the Pulver 100 list as a Communications Growth Company for four consecutive years (2002-2005), FierceVoIP's annual Fierce 15 list in 2005 and the VoIP Magazine 20: Companies to Watch in 2006 list. M5 also received Frost & Sullivan's 2004 Entrepreneurial Company Award and the 2004 and 2005 VoIP Service Provider Awards, the 2005 Best SMB VoIP Service Provider Award and the 2006 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine. Small Business Technology Magazine named M5's Outsourced IP Phone System one of the finalists in its 2005 Product of the Year awards program. To learn more about M5, please visit http://www.shoretelsky.com.