Cbeyond CTO Elected New Term SIP Forum Board of Directors

By Stan Baldwin
Updated: April 07, 2011

Cbeyond CTO Elected New Term SIP Forum Board of Directors

Chris Gatch was elected to his third term on the SIP Forum Board of Directors. It's been a little over a decade since he helped found cBeyond, billed as “The world's first 100% Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Local Telephone Company”.

The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association engaged in promoting SIP-based technology. Standards development and interoperability testing are only two of their important contributions to the continued expansion of SIP-based communication solutions. Member organizations include Avaya, Cable Labs, Acme Packet, Polycom, Ingate Systems, as well as cBeyond.

Mr. Gatch plans to continue his leadership role, promoting the evolution of the SIP technical standard to address the growing communication issues of “... vendors, providers and customers ...' Looking forward to his future service on the SIP Forum Board, Mr. Gatch commented “I will continue to work with the SIP Forum to uncover additional ways the technology can meet the needs of small businesses." Small business solutions are cBeyond's bread and butter, with packages offered for local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, virtual private networking and cloud services.

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) offers more than 30 applications providing IT and communications solutions to customers throughout the U.S.

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