SkyWave Wins Prestigious Pulver 100 Award

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Pulver.com Recognizes SkyWave as a VoIP Communications Leader with Real-World Customer Deployments and Significant Growth

TOKYO, JAPAN, (PRWEB)September 29, 2004 – SkyWave, Inc., Ltd., a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) pioneer and leading provider of VoIP services and applications in Japan, has won the prestigious Pulver 100 Award, an industry honor reserved for the top 100 new growth companies in the communications arena. The Pulver 100 Award is bestowed by Pulver.com, which produces the VON conferences and is actively engaged in promoting the growth of communications technology. The only Japanese company honored by this year’s Pulver 100, SkyWave has made significant market gains in what is one of the largest VoIP markets.

“SkyWave is a true pioneer delivering VoIP solutions in Japan, one of the world’s most advanced markets for broadband and VoIP implementations,” said Jeff Pulver, CEO, Pulver.com. “SkyWave’s real-world implementations demonstrate the potential of SIP-based VoIP technologies to meet the needs of customers. Based on these successes, we believe SkyWave is well-positioned to lead in the growing global market for VoIP communications.”

First introduced in September 2002, the Pulver 100 list includes private companies that have substantial real-world deployments, enjoy significant growth rates, and represent the future of the communications ecosystem. The value chain characterized by listed companies differs substantially from the vertically integrated telecom model of the last century. The companies prospering in the new environment have followed the computer and networking industry model with open interfaces, connectivity decoupled from services, and software decoupled from hardware. They have little or no dependence on the traditional telephone network, equipment or service providers.

“We are honored to be named to the Pulver 100,” said SkyWave CEO Robert Kelley. “This industry recognition reinforces the enthusiasm we have experienced among our channel and technology partners and, most importantly, the successes we have enjoyed among our growing list of customers. We look forward to continuing to provide the SIP-based VoIP applications and infrastructure real-time enterprises need to leverage the benefits of a converged voice and data network, and the reduced cost and enhanced productivity benefits these capabilities offer.”

Since its founding in 1997, SkyWave has forged alliances with leading resellers and systems integrators such as NESIC, NTT ME, and Net One Systems, and has delivered VoIP applications and infrastructure to entities such as the City of Kai, Japan and Hitachi Information Technology Co.

About Pulver.com

Jeff Pulver founded pulver.com at the end of 1994. In addition to producing the highly successful VON conferences, pulver.com is engaged in many activities that promote the growth of communication technology. The pulver.com website (http://www.pulver.com) is a key source of information for those in the IP Communications industry and The Pulver Report (pulver.com/reports) has over 50,000 subscribers for whom it is a primary source of news and information on the latest developments in emerging net technologies. Mr. Pulver is the founder of: The VON Coalition, pulverRadio, RevUp Records and co-founder of: Vonage and WHP Wireless.

About SkyWave

SkyWave, Inc., Ltd. is a leading provider of VoIP applications, infrastructure, and hosted services in Japan. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SkyWave first pioneered the development and operations of VoIP technologies in the pre-standards era, and SkyWave today has assembled a broad portfolio of SIP (session initiation protocol) standards-based products. SkyWave solutions enable voice communications using PCs, phones and PDAs over wired and wireless networks. SkyWave has assembled a strong distribution channel, including partners such as Livedoor Co., Net One Systems, NESIC, and NTT-ME. SkyWave’s customer successes include VoIP implementations at the City of Kai, Japan and Hitachi Information Technology Co. More information on SkyWave can be found at http://www.SkyWave.ne.jp

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