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Company Honored Second Year in a Row

LONDON – June 17, 2009 – XConnect, the leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) and Next Generation Network (NGN) peering, today announced that it has received a 2009 Innovation Award from Global Telecoms Business magazine.

The award was presented to XConnect and the Korea Internet Neutral eXchange (KINX) in the IP Services Innovation category, for creating a national Korean NGN/VoIP-peering federation, which was announced in December and began operating in March.

“We are honored to receive a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for the second consecutive year,” said Eli Katz, XConnect CEO and founder, whose company received a 2008 award with the Netherlands Joint Cable Consortium for establishing the SIPExchange in the Netherlands, the world’s first peering federation for cable operators.

“These awards demonstrate growing industry recognition of neutral, secure, federation-based Carrier ENUM registry services as key to service providers’ transition to all-IP communications. We view the accolades as evidence of the importance of national federations for efficient, scalable, multi-protocol advanced interconnection that enables service providers to reduce costs, increase service quality, and offer multimedia services across networks.”

The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards are designed to honor innovative projects involving telecoms operators and service providers around the world, in association with their vendors and suppliers.

“We were impressed by the quality and number of nominations this year – the most we have ever had – so it was a special triumph to be one of the winners this year,” said Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business. “The industry is seeing a wave of innovation which is making a huge difference – to the companies working in the industry and to all of us in business and as consumers.”

The 2009 awards were presented at a dinner ceremony June 16 in London, attended by about 350 industry leaders from around the world.

About XConnect: The global leader in network peering, XConnect is trusted by more than 100 IP-based service providers to supply neutral, secure, federation-based interconnection and ENUM-registry services. London-based XConnect’s comprehensive services enable service providers to reduce interconnection costs, improve service quality, simplify operations, and offer rich multimedia IP communications on a cross-network basis. Backed by Tier 1 venture capital firms including Accel Partners and Venrock Associates, XConnect operates the largest worldwide ENUM-based IP-peering federation, the Global Alliance, and the world’s first national VoIP/NGN interconnection federations, in the Netherlands and Korea. XConnect has led industry consolidation via the acquisition of the European carrier ENUM exchange e164.info and U.S.-based peering service IPeerX Inc. For more information, www.xconnect.net.

About Global Telecoms Business: Global Telecoms Business magazine, which is read by the industry leaders in the telecommunications industry worldwide, was founded 15 years ago. The magazine is part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC group. For more information, please visit www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com.

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