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DIALPAD ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUS BELL TO PROVIDE INTERNET TELEPHONY
SERVICE IN PAKISTAN
Offer Voice-over-IP (VoIP)-based Telecommunications Services to Soon-to-be
Deregulated Pakistani Market
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- June 2, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Dialpad Communications,
Inc., a leading retail Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP), announced
today at Supercomm that it will partner with Indus Bell (Pvt) Ltd., a leading
telecommunications group in Pakistan, to jointly offer Internet telephony
services to the Pakistani market. This will be the first full scale availability
of an Internet telephony service tailored specifically for the soon-to-be
deregulated Pakistani market.
Under this agreement, Indus Bell will market Dialpad's Internet telephony
services to consumers and businesses throughout Pakistan through its channels.
The co-branded service leverages Dialpad's leading voice-over-IP (VoIP) platform
to offer Pakistani users great savings on all of their international calls to
over 200 countries. Together, Dialpad and Indus Bell are focused on providing
Pakistani consumers with affordable, high-quality, IP-based international long
"Indus Bell is committed to making international calling affordable," said Engr.
Imran Akhtar Shah, Indus Bell's Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to
work with Dialpad, which has become synonymous with quality, affordable
international calling worldwide. We believe that this joint offering will
provide tremendous value to our customers in a country of 140 million people."
"We are very excited about this partnership," said Dialpad's CEO Craig Walker.
"Indus Bell is poised to become one of the dominant telecom players in the
Pakistani market, and we believe this represents a unique opportunity to quickly
extend the reach of VoIP in this fast growing market. This partnership, in
addition to our recently announced relationship with Data Access in India, is a
further example of Dialpad's strategy of partnering with the leading service
providers/ISPs in emerging markets to quickly enter and establish a long term
relationship with the consumer. We look forward to working with Indus Bell to
bring the benefits of Dialpad's Internet telephony services to the Pakistani
About Dialpad Communications
Dialpad Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of low-cost, high-quality
Internet calling solutions, generating over 300 million calls to more than 200
countries worldwide. Dialpad's patent-pending technology has made it the
Internet's best phone call, with no large downloads or complicated installations
required. The company is based in Milpitas, CA and can be reached at (408)
635-1000 or at http://www.dialpad.com.
About Indus Bell (Pvt) Limited:
Indus Bell (Pvt) Ltd. (www.indusbell.net) is the Pakistan partner of GlobeCast
Asia / France Telecom (www.globecast.com) and BBS Access Pte Ltd.
(www.bbsgroup.com.sg). It provides network solutions for small to medium sized
businesses, including Internet connectivity, e-mail, Wireless Local Loop and
VOIP capabilities. Indus Bell's vision is to become the key regional player in
the Telecom business. This will be achieved in setting up IN (Intelligent
Network) using a VOIP platform for National and International calling. The
company focuses on VoIP-based services and related emerging IT/Telecomm
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