January 23, 2014 – Sherwood Park, Alberta – Virtutone Networks Inc. (“Virtutone” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: VFX.V) is pleased to announce that the Company has launched a new Wholesale SMS Division to compliment its current wholesale long distance business.
The company sees that there is an opportunity to be a niche player in the wholesale SMS/MMS hubbing business. This business line will produce much higher gross margins for the Company, as there is very little competition in the space, and the market is ripe for a boutique company such as Virtutone. By using existing technology and infrastructure this enables the company to leverage its existing business relationships to quickly get this division off the ground. The initial focus is on G8 countries, which will allow us to access the greatest volume of traffic from our current customers.
The Company is pleased to announce that it has hired Harold Baxandall (Former Regional VP, Sales at TELUS) to head up its new division. Harold has over 33 years experience in the industry and brings that vast knowledge and network to assist in launching this new division.
“We are very excited to bring this division online, as it allows us to leverage our existing relationships, use our existing infrastructure, while increasing the companies overall margin.” said Jason Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Virtutone. “We welcome Harold to the Company, his vast experience at TELUS will allow us to grow this division very rapidly”
For further information please contact Jason Allen at 780-702-5777.
About Virtutone Networks Inc.
Virtutone Networks Inc. is a technology company based in Sherwood Park and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada. The company is a leading supplier of managed telecommunication services, including: Voice over IP services, Fax over IP services, Hosted PBX services, DSL & T1 data circuits, wireless solutions for mobile work forces and SCADA networks, and network management and IT-related products. Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.virtutone.com.
This document may contain certain forward-looking information or statements (“Forward-looking statements”) as defined under applicable securities legislation that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, risks related to: the termination, non-renewal of or default under of any current or new wholesale contracts; changes in the global economy; a failure to negotiate new customer contracts; changes in legislation or the interpretation thereof, particularly in the telecommunications industry. Forward-looking statements are any statements other than statements of historical fact. The use of any “plan” “expect ” “project” “believe” “should” “anticipate” or other similar words or statements that certain events “may” or “will” occur are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, forward-looking statements included in the press release include, without limitation, statements regarding: the impact of the new voice traffic contracts; timing and completion of the transition of new voice traffic; the sustainability of the new revenue stream; increased leverage with suppliers; additional deals currently being worked on and the impact thereof; and negotiations relating to potential new customers. The forward-looking-statements contained herein are based on certain assumptions including, without limitation, assumptions regarding: global economic conditions; changes in laws and regulations; the impact of Virtutone’s new contracts; the market for wholesale telephony services; the maintenance of new and current wholesale contracts; and the ability to add new wholesale clients. Although management believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated in forward-looking statements will occur, or, if they do, what benefits Virtutone will derive therefrom. As such readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are effective only as of the date of this document or as of the date otherwise specifically indicated herein. Virtutone assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law. The historical revenue numbers for the new wholesale contracts do not represent estimates of future revenues to be received by the Company. As these contracts do not contain any minimum traffic requirements, revenue generated on such contracts will vary from month to month, and such variations may be material. The Company cannot provide any assurances as to the revenues to be generated by such contracts once the transition is complete.
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