PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 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 that its Alteva Unified Communications service has been selected to receive a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine by TMC.

"Alteva is honored to be distinguished as an industry leader delivering the highest level of service in Unified Communications solutions," said Mike Timar, Vice President, Product Management, WVT Communications Group. "The 2012 Internet Telephony Excellence Award highlights Alteva's commitment to delivering cost-cutting solutions to enhance business communications."

Alteva's industry leading Hosted Unified Communications solution, including Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service, integrated with Instant Messaging, Presence, Collaboration, Audio and Video Conferencing, and Advanced Apps, is all delivered from the cloud. With Alteva's Hosted UC solution, workers can seamlessly collaborate via multiple platforms which enable improved efficiency and productivity.

Alteva, the ninth largest hosted IP telephony and UC provider, according to Frost and Sullivan, recently celebrated the grand opening of the company's first Innovation Center and national headquarters in Philadelphia. One year after the August 2011 acquisition by WVT Communications Group, Alteva is poised for continued growth, helping corporations run more efficiently every day with high quality business communications solutions.

"The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY were pleased to honor Alteva with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its innovation in IP communications. Alteva Unified Communications has demonstrated outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its customers," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.

"Even before we opened our Innovation Center and received INTERNET TELELPHONY's Excellence Award for Internet Telephony, we had been experiencing incredible interest in our Unified Communications platform. Now, as an award-winning service, along with the investments made in our customer acquisition and support operations, we'll be in a position for continued growth and recognition for Alteva as the provider of choice for businesses," continued Mr. Timar.

"Alteva has been recognized with a 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving its dedication and excellence in advancing IP communications," stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners are published in the September 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, For more information, please visit

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.

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