EQO Named One of Canada's Top 'Up and Comers' by Branham Group

    Leading provider of VoIP calling and instant messaging solutions for
    devices receives top honors in annual list of Canada's finest in the tech

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 17 /CNW/ -- EQO Communications, a
leading provider of mobile internet phone services, today announced that the
company has been named one of this year's "Top 25 Up and Comers" by Branham
Group, a consultancy that provides planning, marketing, and partnering
services to the technology sector.  Companies receiving this honor have
introduced innovative products and services and are considered by Branham
Group to be the next who's who of Canadian businesses.
    "Last year we recognized that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is
among the most important trends in technology," said Wayne Gudbranson,
President and CEO of the Branham Group.  "It is interesting to note many of
the companies we recognize in this year's Branham300 are involved in fields
identified as key trends in 2006, further demonstrating how firms involved in
these important initiatives are gaining success."
    "The annual Branham300 is one of the most authoritative listings of the
best-performing and most-promising Canadian technology companies," said EQO
Chief Executive Officer Bill Tam.  "Inclusion in Branham Group's list of
Canada's top young companies is a reflection of how quickly we've become a
global player in mobile VoIP."
    Since its unveiling at DEMO 2006, EQO has established itself as the
premier mobile solution for avid users of Skype, AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger,
GoogleTalk and Yahoo! Instant Messenger networks.

    About Branham Group
    Branham Group Inc. (www.branhamgroup.com) is a leading strategic
marketing consulting firm servicing the global information technology
marketplace. Branham Group assists information technology companies and
related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting
services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client
research projects (eHealth, Outsourcing and Wireless). Branham annually
produces a listing of the top information technology companies in Canada. To
view a complete list of the Top 300 visit www.branham300.com.

    About EQO Communications
    Based in Vancouver, Canada, EQO has developed a revolutionary mobile
consumer voice and messaging service that reduces mobile voice costs and keeps
people connected to their friends and contacts via their mobile phonebook,
personal messaging and social networks from their mobile phone. Using a unique
combination of a proprietary mobile soft switch platform and a presence-
enabled Voice-over-IP (VoIP) signaling network, EQO is capable of delivering a
unique combination of economical voice network, presence-enabled calling, and
instant messaging services to mass market mobile handsets available worldwide.
For additional information please visit http://www.eqo.com/.

For further information:

For further information: North America, Doug Wyllie of Antenna Group 
Public Relations, +1-415-977-1930, or doug@antennagroup.com; or EMEA: Amanda 
Mettie of Axicom UK, +44-0-20-8392-4072, or amanda.metti@axicom.com, both for 
EQO Web Site: http://www.branham300.com

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