PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - 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 Alteva Hosted Unified Communications Services has been selected to receive a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC.

"Alteva was chosen to receive our 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Alteva Unified Communications Services has proven benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at Alteva. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year."

Alteva's UC solution fully integrates Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service with applications such as instant messaging, video, email, calendar applications, conferencing, desktop sharing, presence, etc., enabling employees to access critical business information from any location, at any time, on any device. Workers can access email and customer information, view and edit documents, manage calendars, and collaborate with coworkers remotely as if they were working in the same location. The hosted VoIP integration enables customers to benefit from voice-enabled Exchange features including Outlook Voice Access (OVA) to calendars, emails, contacts, and more. Other benefits that users experience working on Alteva's hosted UC platform include vendor bill consolidation, scalability, increased control, business continuity, and the confidence in knowing that the technology they are using will not become outdated.

"Alteva is honored to be recognized for continuing its industry leadership by delivering the highest level of service in Unified Communications solutions," said Mike Timar, Vice President, Product Management at WVT Communications Group. "The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award highlights our commitment to making the cloud easier for companies of all sizes with customized, cost-cutting solutions for workplace communications. This award is another example of Alteva's mission of leading from the front." 

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites.

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, the Alteva YouTube channel at, follow us on Twitter @AltevaInc or call 1-877-258-3821.

About TMC
TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

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Contact Information:

Alteva Contact:
Melissa Lande
(212) 706-9003

Valerie Ramirez
(315) 401-0811

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228