Bandwidth Offers Startups Special Deal
Dec 11, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Bandwidth, a tech company, and Yealink, a provider of VoIP phone and IP communication solutions, announced they are contributing complimentary Phonebooth cloud based business phone service and hardware to the dozens of startups making their home in the American Underground, a Durham-based startup hub.
"American Underground is a center for innovation and entrepreneurialism in this market. We love the energy of the space and the incredible environment they've created for startups," said Chief Marketing Officer Noreen Allen. "At Bandwidth, we see the potential for startups to do revolutionary things--both in this market and around the globe. As they grow and succeed, we're proud to stand beside them, fueling that potential with innovative products and services."
According to a release, in conjunction with the Bandwidth/Yealink announcement, the American Underground recently unveiled a plan to open a new hub. The Underground@Main Street will make 22,000 square feet of customized downtown space available to early stage startups in the spring.
"Startups need great infrastructure to flourish. Bandwidth's partnership brings high-caliber resources and equipment to emerging technology companies, making it easier for them to focus on a successful launch," said Underground Chief Strategist Adam Klein.
Adds Stone Lu, executive vice president, Yealink, said: "We are very pleased to be able to work with great partners like Bandwidth and American Underground in helping high-tech startups in their early-growth phase. The combination of Yealink Voice over IP telephone sets and the excellent network connectivity provided by Bandwidth will certainly provide telecommunications efficiencies and increased communications effectiveness with these new enterprise clients."
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