VIENNA, VA - April 2, 2007 - SunRocket, one of the nation's fastest-growing Internet phone service providers, today announced it has eclipsed 200,000 residential subscribers - a testament to the rising strength of the category and the firm's determination to redefine what is possible when it comes to enhancing home-centric communications. The company has also launched or expanded service in several key markets over the past few weeks, bringing SunRocket's unique and compelling value proposition to the doorstep of millions of U.S. broadband households.
"Building a 200,000 subscriber base from scratch in a relatively short period of time demonstrates how rapidly consumers are embracing the value, simplicity and enhanced feature set of SunRocket Internet phone service," said Lisa Hook, president and CEO of SunRocket. "And while category growth has been impressive - approximately 10 million U.S. consumers subscribe to VoIP - we have barely scraped the surface in a market with more than 50 million broadband households ready, willing and able to make the switch to SunRocket."
"Mainstream consumers continue to demonstrate a strong appetite for Internet phone service; in fact the VoIP market is twice as big as it was a year ago and we predict continued strong growth going forward," said Stephan Beckert, Director of Research at Telegeography. "Internet phone service providers that offer compelling prices, products and features are continuing to gain landline converts."
In the coming months SunRocket will leverage the industry's only all-IP network to deliver a host of compelling home-centric communications products, services and features to consumers nationwide. At the same time the company will continue to lead the charge on issues vital to industry growth and maturity, such as:
"Over the past year SunRocket has successfully assembled the category's most dynamic and sound management team, featuring leaders with a proven track record for scaling a business and carving a sustainable path to profitability," added Hook. "With all of these pieces in place and a steadily growing market, SunRocket continues to stand out among a small handful of entrants communicating the value proposition of VoIP to consumers in cities and neighborhoods throughout the country."