Verizon Business Helps iBAHN Quadruple Capacity of Its High-Speed Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business announced today that iBAHN, a leading worldwide provider of secure wired and wireless broadband services for hoteliers and meeting organizers, will greatly expand the capacity of its Verizon Business Private IP Network. Verizon Business has installed multiple high-speed, high-capacity Private IP network connections, with bandwidth port speeds of up to OC12, quadrupling iBAHN's capacity and enabling hotel guests and staff, as well as meeting planners, to benefit from enhanced service quality.

This installation makes iBAHN Verizon Business' largest Private IP customer in the hospitality market and one of its largest Private IP customers overall. "By deepening its relationship with Verizon Business, iBAHN is now delivering advanced services to hospitality providers and their end-users, knowing that they will be reliable and kept secure," said Steve Young, group president for Verizon Business corporate accounts. "Verizon Business is helping iBAHN meet increased demand from hotel and meeting planner customers while helping to make quality broadband services a reality for traveling professionals."

Gregg Hodges, chief operating officer of iBAHN, added: "Hotel guests demand high-speed Internet connectivity, and meeting planners expect hotel technology services will support advanced applications such as VoIP, multicasting and interactive video conferencing. Hotels that are unable to provide these services are at a disadvantage in the marketplace. We see Verizon Business' network as a key component in our ability to provide greater capacity and to deliver innovative networking applications to our partner hotels and conference centers."

In addition, iBAHN is collocated with Verizon Business in three Premium Data Centers that provide iBAHN with disaster recovery and high-availability network capacity as well as a secure environment that lets iBAHN benefit from reliable high-speed Internet connectivity and dedicated backbone infrastructure. Also, iBAHN is able to leverage Verizon Business' Private IP network, Premium Data Centers and Internet backbone as a major part of its managed network services.

Today, Verizon Business manages nearly 3,400 customer networks in 142 countries, including overseeing more than 25,000 non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers around the world. As the former MCI, the company received the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership Award and the 2005 InfoWorld 100 Award. Verizon Business has a legacy of service and innovation in network management and leads the industry in service-level commitments.

About iBAHN

iBAHNTM provides secure, reliable broadband services for travelers and groups at hotels and conference centers worldwide. Monthly, more than one million business travelers around the world use iBAHN's secure broadband services. iBAHN provides service to over 2,000 hotels and meeting and conference venues in 18 countries around the globe. More information on iBAHN's broadband technology services may be found at www.ibahn.com.

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.