Sonetel Receives Internet Telephony Magazine’s Product of the Year Award

Sonetel announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Sonetel Phone System as a recipient of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.

The Sonetel Phone System (click here for an overview of the system) is a free, global PBX service for small and medium size companies worldwide. It can be connected for free to any preferred phone company and the customer can use Android phones, iPhone, Windows, Mac and standard desktop phones for making and receiving voice and video calls (Sonetel Client Entry View with Keypad User View).

“It has taken us over 130 man years to develop our solution.” says Henrik Thomé, CEO and founder of Sonetel. “Ease of use and automation has been our key focus. This has enabled us to become the first company worldwide to offer a scalable, free, global PBX service for businesses. We are excited to see thousands of companies - from everywhere in the world - signing up every month and hope to reach millions over time.”

Sonetel provides optional low-cost services for making calls to mobile phones and landlines. Sonetel also provides low cost phone numbers in 50 countries and IVR services such as Auto attendant and welcome menues. Sonetel’s CEO expects that a majority of the users only will use the free services. “Delivering a rich, reliable free service is key to our success.” says Henrik Thomé.

Sonetel’s solution is built on the IP-telephony standard SIP which has been available in the market since almost 15 years. “It has unfortunately been too complicated for most small companies to connect things and services together“ says Henrik Thomé. “Our focus is to make the world of SIP more and more plug’n play for those that have little or no technical knowledge.”

“I am pleased to announce Sonetel as a Product of the Year Award winner. The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY have verified that the Sonetel Phone System displays quality and innovation plus provides real needs in the marketplace,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

“I would like to congratulate Sonetel for its commitment to advancing IP communication technologies.”

Sonetel provides a free, global phone system to small and medium size companies worldwide from operation centers in Europe, USA and Asia. Sonetel is privately held, with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The CEO Henrik Thomé is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience from the Telecom/Internet business. For more information visit http://www.sonetel.com.

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit http://www.itmag.com.

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