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Press Release -- November 29th, 2011
Source: Neutral Tandem
Tags: Ethernet, IPv6, Video

Neutral Tandem / Tinet Wins Capacity Magazine’s 2011 Best Market Innovation Award

The company's EtherCloud solution recognized as a "clever" and innovative global networking strategy

CHICAGO, IL, November 29, 2011 - Neutral Tandem, Inc., (NASDAQ:TNDM, news, filings), a leading provider of global interconnection services, announces today that Capacity Magazine, a monthly telecom publication that reports on the critical business issues carriers face in this rapidly changing market, has named Neutral Tandem/Tinet as the recipient of its 2011 Capacity Award for Best Market Innovation, presented at Capacity Europe. Neutral Tandem/ Tinet is recognized for its innovative EtherCloudSM solution, which simplifies the interconnection and delivery of Ethernet and VPLS networks, globally.

The Best Market Innovation award recognizes innovations in wholesale telecom; how these have been implemented; and how these services have been received by the market. The judging panel consisted of the senior editorial team of Capacity magazine and a panel of telecoms analysts and industry experts.

Collaboratively developed earlier this year, in response to the heavy market demand, Neutral Tandem/Tinet's EtherCloud service, delivers end-to-end global Ethernet solutions, interconnecting diverse networks. EtherCloud simplifies the delivery of Ethernet and VPLS services on a global scale, while removing all hurdles that are required to interconnect networks across a global footprint. Customers have struggled in the past to patch together connectivity between multiple providers and negotiate commercial terms, contracts and coordinate interoperability testing with each provider. EtherCloud solves these complex challenges and provides customers with end-to-end network solutions around the world.

"Neutral Tandem/Tinet is playing a leading role in developing a global Ethernet network with its 'EtherCloud,' which can interconnect diverse networks," comments Julian Rawle, Managing Partner at Pioneer Consulting. John Hibbard, CEO of Hibbard Consulting adds that Neutral Tandem/Tinet is "bringing a visionary approach" to the industry.

"We designed the EtherCloud service to deliver a compelling value proposition: to simplify and streamline customers' off-net interconnections, to extend their network reach, and to market their local Ethernet services to customers worldwide," states Paolo Gambini, Chief Marketing Officer of Tinet. "We are honored to be recognized by Capacity Media for this achievement."

EtherCloud is an innovative network-based approach that can adapt and solve connectivity issues while enabling end-to-end connectivity around the world in one, easy to connect, easy to configure, and flexible solution from a proven, global Network operator.

To learn more about EtherCloud, please visit http://www.neutraltandem.com/prodServices/ethercloud.htm.

To learn more about Neutral Tandem's products and services designed to help competitive carriers interconnect their networks, contact info@NeutralTandem.com or visit www.neutraltandem.com.

About Neutral Tandem, Inc.

Headquartered in Chicago, Neutral Tandem, Inc. provides voice, data and video interconnection services worldwide. In October 2010, Neutral Tandem acquired Tinet, a global carrier focused on the IP Transit and Ethernet wholesale market. The acquisition combines Neutral Tandem's interconnection services for wireless, wireline, cable and broadband companies with Tinet's global IP backbone. Collectively, Neutral Tandem provides voice, IP Transit and Ethernet solutions to carriers, service providers, and content management firms worldwide. With over 100 Ethernet sites, the company is now the largest global Ethernet interconnection provider, a top 10 global IPv4 backbone provider and has a leading IPv6 network. Please visit Neutral Tandem's website at www.neutraltandem.com and follow us on Twitter@NeutralTandem.

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