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Alteva CSO to Discuss the Convergence of Web 2.0 and Telco 2.0 at Cloud Communications Expo in Austin, TX


October 1, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

Alteva, a leading cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solution provider and subsidiary of Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY) (referred to as WVT Communications Group), today announced that its Chief Sales Officer Louis Hayner will join executives from ScienceLogic, CGI, Embrase and NetSapiens to discuss "Web 2.0 + Telco 2.0 = Voices in the Clouds" at the TMC Cloud Communications Expo in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, October 2nd from 2:30 - 3:15 pm central time. Panelists will discuss the technologies and opportunities created by merging the best of Telco 2.0 and Web 2.0 and the strategies necessary for building voice and web applications that can run entirely in the cloud.

Cloud Communications Expo is a gathering of industry leaders and professionals interested in integrating and leveraging cloud-based communications applications, processing enhancement techniques and network based communications interfaces and architectures to learn about and discuss the vast array of options on the market. Sessions this year focus on how communications as a service can greatly reduce capital expenditures and project risks as well as increase service agility and value.

"Voice and data are converged in one of the most rapidly growing industries," said Hayner. "Increasing knowledge and understanding of the benefits of convergence and the benefits of the cloud is fundamental as we work with corporations implementing innovative, transformative solutions."

Hayner is regarded as a champion of the channel partner sales model. Under his leadership, the sales channel at Alteva has grown substantially in the past five years, culminating in the August 2011 acquisition by WVT Communications and becoming the ninth largest hosted IP telephony and UC provider, according to Frost and Sullivan. Hayner spearheaded the launch of Alteva's Wholesale and Channel Partner programs, while helping increase the company's revenue by 62% within its first year.

Additionally, Mike Timar, Vice President, Product Management, WVT Communications Group, will participate on a UC industry panel at the conference titled "Calculating True ROI with VoIP Technology in the Cloud" on Thursday, October 4th at 3:00 pm. Timar joins key industry leaders from Fonality and OnSip Business VoIP in a discussion about how cloud-based VoIP technology provides immediate cost savings, allows employees to work faster and smarter through software integrations, saves business owners with pre-loaded Fortune 500 features, and provides invaluable insights into the analytics of voice traffic.

About Alteva:
Alteva, a WVT Communications Group company and cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, offers the most reliable network, the most responsive and proactive customer service and the best value to its customers. It delivers cloud-based UC solutions including Voice over IP phone systems and service (VoIP PBX), hosted Microsoft Communication Services, fixed mobile convergence, and advanced voice applications for the desktop. Alteva's service requires minimal installation and configuration while eliminating monthly phone and on-premise system maintenance charges, reducing overall communication costs and enabling organizations to improve productivity. By combining Alteva's voice service with microsoft Communication Services products, including Microsoft Exchange, Office Communication Server (OCS), and SharePoint, Alteva's customers receive a true, high-quality, voice-enabled UC solution that easily integrates with existing business applications. Based in Philadelphia, Alteva is North America's largest provider of enterprise hosted VoIP, and provides hosted UC solutions to businesses in all 50 states and four continents. For more information about Alteva, visit http://www.altevatel.com, the Alteva YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/AltevaLLC, follow us on Twitter @AltevaInc or call 1-877-258-3821.

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