Radiant Communications Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program



    
    Radiant Communications Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a
    Microsoft Competency in Hosting Solutions
    

    VANCOUVER, June 9 /CNW/ - Radiant Communications Corp. ("Radiant") (TSX
Venture Exchange: RCN), Canada's leading supplier of Broadband Solutions for
Business(TM), today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in
the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Hosting Solutions,
recognizing Radiant Communications' expertise and impact in the technology
marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Radiant Communications has
demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to
meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of
benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive
advantage in the channel.
    "Recognition as a Gold Certified Partner is a significant milestone in
Radiant's evolving business model," said David Buffett, President and CEO of
Radiant Communications. "Our AlwaysThere(TM) Cloud Computing services coupled
with our BroadbandEverywhere(TM) and TriplePlay Private Networking(TM) provide
a unique way of delivering hosted Microsoft Exchange with unparalled security,
reliability, customizability, and cost-efficiency. To be recognized as a
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner validates our ability to support mission
critical applications on our cloud computing platform for our customers. We
are very pleased that our customers, through their testimonials, and Microsoft
have awarded us this certification, and we look forward to continued success
as a Gold Certified Partner in Hosting Solutions."
    "Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap
between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison
Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft
Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for
their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners,
which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft,
can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today,
Microsoft recognizes Radiant Communications as a new Gold Certified Partner
for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using
Microsoft products and technology."
    As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status,
Radiant Communications had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft
Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with
specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of
solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits,
formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that
partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there
are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize
deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to
earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools
and resources that support that specific area of focus.

    Competency: Hosting Solutions
    The Hosting Solutions Competency is designed for partners that have
proven proficiencies in developing hosting solutions based on Microsoft
solutions. This competency is vital as partner hosted services play a key role
in how customers consume Microsoft software.
    "The starting point for promoting partner proficiency in developing
hosting solutions to customers is by attaining the Hosting Solutions
Competency," said John Zanni, general manager of the worldwide software +
services industry for the Communications Sector at Microsoft Corp. "Partners
need resources designed to support their expertise in creating hosting
solutions based on Microsoft Solutions for Windows-based Hosting and Hosted
Messaging and Collaboration in the context of real-world business scenarios."
    The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents
Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The
program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes
partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the
technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses
be successful.

    ABOUT RADIANT COMMUNICATIONS

    Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Radiant Communications
(www.radiant.net) provides businesses with a comprehensive range of IP-based
data communications services including the largest on-net DSL footprint across
Canada & the US, T1 and E10/E100 fibre broadband, coupled with MPLS, IPSec,
and SSL private networking. From its data centres in Toronto and Vancouver,
Radiant also delivers cloud computing services connected directly into
customers' private networks. The cloud computing services include hosting
mission-critical applications, disaster recovery/business continuity, and
fully managed Microsoft Exchange.
    In operation since 1996, the company currently serves over 18,000
business locations in Canada and the United States from its offices in
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton.

    Broadband Solutions for Business, BroadbandEverywhere, TriplePlay Private
Networking, and AlwaysThere are registered trademarks of Radiant
Communications Corp. All other trademarks, service marks, registered
trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective
owners.

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including
statements regarding the business and anticipated financial performance of
Radiant, which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties
may cause Radiant's actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or
contribute to such differences include, among others, competitive pressures,
the growth rate of the Internet and telecommunications concerns, constantly
changing technology and market acceptance of Radiant's products and services.
Investors are also directed to consider the other risks and uncertainties
discussed in Radiant's required financial statements and filings. All other
companies and products listed herein may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    




For further information:

For further information: Investors and Media: Chuck Leighton, CFO, (604)
692-4531, cleighton@radiant.net or David Feick, Investor Relations, The
Equicom Group, (403) 538-4787, dfeick@equicomgroup.com

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