ConferenceGate Presents "Selling Consortium" of Audio Conferencing Service Providers

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Explosive growth opportunity for web conferencing software service providers and data collaboration companies.

In addition to all of the voice carriers in our facility, we are the third largest facility in the country after Los Angeles and New York of Internet bandwidth

ConferenceGate, the Las Vegas-based division of Powercom and wholesale provider of audio conferencing services, has announced a "selling consortium" of conferencing service providers, targeting buyers seeking a customer acquisition advantage in the burgeoning data collaboration and web conferencing software services market. Aggregating over 20 million audio conferencing minutes per month, the consortium is led by ConferenceGate and includes both facilities-based conferencing providers and switch-less resellers.

Members of the selling consortium use Avaya (formerly Spectel) and Voyant (a division of Polycom) bridges to provide audio conferencing services and are currently located in multiple locations across the country.

Audio conferencing is the battlefield upon which the control for the data collaboration services market share will be won. “This opportunity is truly a single-stroke market-share maneuver for the buying company,” stated Herb Levitin, the President of Powercom in Santa Barbara, California. “The buyer benefits from owning and controlling a targeted customer list, rich in usage of data and audio conferencing revenue, to integrate and market new high margin data collaboration services, while simultaneously decreasing their competition’s market-share.”

The existing revenue base for ConferenceGate has a gross margin of plus 90 percent. Combine that with the audio conferencing market growing at 30 percent per year and it becomes clear why conferencing services providers hold the key to the growing data collaboration software services market.

"Our goal is to sell the combined traffic to a non-traditional buyer at a high multiple, consolidate all the bridges into our Las Vegas ConferenceGate facility using larger, more efficient bridges and provide free technical support along with a very attractive toll-free rate for the buyer," stated Mr. Levitin.

ConferenceGate is in partnership with the owners of the Las Vegas facility and is home to 22 carriers and the largest new Quality-of-Service-based VoIP providers. "In addition to all of the voice carriers in our facility, we are the third largest facility in the country after Los Angeles and New York of Internet bandwidth," said Levitin. "We are one router hop to every major population center in the country and since we have six upstream providers, we have never been down since inception. As data collaboration and VoIP become more important along with reliability, we are the best and least expensive location to host a conferencing business.”

For more information on ConferenceGate, to learn more about their audio conferencing services, or the “selling consortium” for service providers, see http://www.ConferenceGate.com.

Contact:

Herb Levitin

Powercom

805-963-4864

herb@powercom.com

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