Hosted PBX Provider SimpleSignal is Finalist for Ascent Award

Presented by Communications Technology Professionals

Updated: January 07, 2011

Englewood, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2010 -- SimpleSignal Inc., a Colorado and California-based hosted PBX and Unified Communications service provider for small and mid-sized businesses, was selected as one of three finalists out of hundreds of possible candidates for the first ever Ascent Award by Communications Technology Professionals (CTP), Colorado’s premier association for communication industry professionals. The award ceremony was held last Thursday night at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO.

SimpleSignal's core business model is based on embracing new disruptive voice and cloud technologies and making them accessible to their customers.

"SimpleSignal’s selection as a finalist for this award says a lot about where the telecom industry is going...the playing fields are being leveled," said Dave Gilbert, Founder and CEO of SimpleSignal. "What was once a playing field only for the billion dollar telecom giants is now accessible to a scrappy entrepreneur with a dream, a great team and a willingness to work hard. SimpleSignal is out there providing business customers with productivity-enhancing products and services that weren’t even available just a few years ago. That’s a testament to what is happening because of cloud technology. It’s an exciting time to be in this business!”

"It was nearly impossible to pick a winner from our top three finalists," said Joshua Holmberg, President of CTP. "While SimpleSignal didn’t end up taking the top spot for the award, we were impressed that a smaller company with under $10 million in sales was chosen along with heavily-funded peers like Cricket Communications and Open Range Communications from among hundreds of candidates that were screened and interviewed. Each finalist was in very different verticals and each one was unique in its approach to the marketplace. We considered all three finalists as winners." (Open Range received the Ascent Award)

The Ascent Award was to be given to the firm that best represented the Colorado spirit of innovation, growth and drive in telecommunications and is poised to make a near-term impact on the industry. Ascent nominees were selected based on assorted criteria and offered for voting from CTP associates. The company must have exhibited exceptional inspiration or insight in at least two of these areas: (a) new technology, (b) changing business models, (c) new products and/or (d) new customers or marketplace; The company must have made or will in the immediate future make a meaningful impact on the communications industry; The company must have a significant presence in Colorado; The company should embody the spirit of the Ascent Award showing energy, focus, growth, drive and innovation furthering communications technology.

“SimpleSignal was chosen by CTP for several reasons, but in a nutshell, they embodied the spirit of what we want this award to be about,” said Joshua Holmberg. “Their core business model is based on embracing new disruptive voice and cloud technologies and making them accessible to their customers. For the last five years they’ve been delivering innovations to the marketplace like voice applications and mashups, desktop integration, and cooperating and peering within the telecom community. Plus they’ve done it as a growing service provider, delivering dependable hosted IP voice service to business customers day-in and day-out. That’s impressive for any size company.”

About SimpleSignal

SimpleSignal is a cloud-based (also known as Hosted PBX) Unified Communications service provider. Founded in 2004, SimpleSignal has become the second largest BroadSoft service provider in Colorado. SimpleSignal provides IP phone applications and services to tens of thousands of satisfied business users throughout the US and Canada, with a growing list of multi-office clients in many International locations. SimpleSignal has created some of the most innovative and advanced voice “mashups” in the communications industry, leveraging voice technology for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Salesforce.com, among others. SimpleSignal has offices in Englewood, CO, and Dana Point, CA. Find us on the web at http://www.simplesignal.com. For sales, call 866-434-4404. Read our blog: http://www.simplesignal.com/blog/.

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