FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
John Rafacz, or Sara Faiola
Faiola Davis Public Relations
Phone: (310) 248-5454
Inks Deal to Provide
Puerto Rico-Based ISP with Voice Internet Solution
ICENetworks.com, Inc. to Extend InternetSpeech’s
netECHO Service to its User-Base
SAN JOSE - Oct. 29, 2001 -InternetSpeech, a premier voice Internet
technology provider, today announced that it has inked a revenue-sharing deal with ICENetworks.com, Inc., a Puerto
Rico-based, Spanish/English language Internet Service Provider. Under the agreement, ICENetworks.com will provide
its users with InternetSpeech’s netECHO voice Internet solution, the only technology to date that allows people to
surf the entire Web using any telephone in the world.
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ICENetwork.com’s customers who purchase the
netECHO service will be able to access the Internet and listen to English-language Web site content beginning Oct. 29
for $24.95 per month. In first quarter 2002, InternetSpeech plans to unveil a version of netECHO that will also allow
users to hear Spanish-language Web sites in Spanish.
"Today’s deal further validates netECHO as the
leading voice Internet solution, and demonstrates the growing demand for voice Internet capabilities among companies in
the burgeoning Internet services industry," said Dr. Emdad Khan, founder, president and CEO of InternetSpeech. "InternetSpeech
is looking forward to working with ICENetworks.com, and providing its customers with a value-add service that can instantly
connect them to the Internet with any mobile or land line telephone."InternetSpeech’s agreement with ICENetworks.com
expands the company’s presence in the rapidly-growing Latin market. According to an April 2001 IDC Latin America study,
the Internet services market in Latin America grew by 63 percent to reach nearly $2.2 billion in 2000.
"New features like netECHO helps support the
growth of our client base in the San Juan area and beyond," said Ben Casado, CEO of ICENetworks.com, Inc. "Current and
potential subscribers are constantly looking for ways to tap into the huge wealth of business and personal information
on the Internet. Now, with netECHO, they can access everything - right from their own telephone."
the leader in Voice Internet,
develops and markets netECHO, the only software available that provides businesses and consumers
complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's
patent-pending technology can be bundled with other products, such as traditional computer-based
Internet access or voice mail, and can be customized to meet individual business needs, such as
employee access to Intranet sites. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates
the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering
the development of a globally connected voice Internet.
a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
launched netECHO in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit
www.InternetSpeech.com, or call 1-877-312-4638.
is a Spanish and English language Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in Puerto Rico, providing
businesses and individual customers with both paid and free access to the Internet, while offering
online advertisers an effective way to target the free individual users. ICENetworks.com, Inc., offers
individual users a simple and compelling proposition of free and unlimited Internet access as well as
free e-mail and navigational tools to enhance their online experience. For advertisers, ICENetworks.com
offers a powerful online direct marketing tool with features and functionality that have distinct advantages
over traditional forms of online advertising.
For more information about ICENetworks.com, visit
www.ICENetworks.com, or call 787-764-1234.
netECHO is a registered
trademark of InternetSpeech.