Mpower Communications Forms Strategic Alliance with SpeechPhone
LOS ANGELES, CA and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA - Mpower Communications Corp. (OTCBB:MPOW) announced a strategic alliance with SpeechPhone to provide unified communication services. SpeechPhone provides speech recognition-based virtual receptionists and assistants. Through its "Mandi" service, SpeechPhone unifies voice, e-mail and messaging services through a single phone number, integrating existing phone numbers, e-mail services and messaging solutions into one simple to use interface, driven by the user's voice. "Voice and data communications are Mpower's core business," said Mpower Communications chairman and chief executive officer Rolla P. Huff. "Through this alliance with SpeechPhone we are able to leverage the power of advanced speech recognition technology to enhance the functionality of phone lines for our customers and drive additional traffic over our network,. The intuitiveness and precision of SpeechPhone's voice recognition technology stand out in the field of unified communication providers." "Mpower has distinguished itself as a successful regional CLEC. We are pleased to work with Mpower to bring unique advantages to the marketplace," said Michael D. Metcalf, Chairman & CEO of SpeechPhone LLC. "Mpower's focus on business communication service is a great fit for both companies." Mpower will introduce SpeechPhone services to both new and existing customers with applications for multi-line businesses as well as individual subscribers.