Z-Tel to Launch Voice Over IP Services

My spin: Well Vonage’s latest competitor will launch a voice over IP telephone service in Q2 of this year. VOIP is hot and only going to get hotter. It’s low cost. Efficient. Feature rich.
Z-Tel Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Z-Tel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq/SC: ZTEL) and leading provider of local, long distance and enhanced telecommunications services, today announced its plans to launch broadband voice and data services based on Cisco Systems, Inc. equipment. These planned Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) services have received the Cisco Powered Network designation.
Z-Tel will initially focus on the small-to-medium business market and multiple dwelling units (MDUs) such as condominiums, apartment buildings and hotels in Georgia and Florida. In addition to increased bandwidth and service flexibility, Z-Tel’s VoIP solutions will offer businesses money-saving, productivity-enhancing features not available from any other provider, such as its award-winning Personal Voice Assistant(TM) (PVA), a voice-activated virtual address book. MDU building owners will be able to attract new tenants with Z-Tel’s flat-rate bundle of enhanced yet affordable broadband voice and data services.