Globalive Communications announces new marketing agreement with the Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Hotel Associations

    Agreement marks another accomplishment for the country's leading provider
    of hospitality telecommunications solutions

    TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - Canopco, a business division of Globalive
Communications Corp. and a leading provider of hospitality telecommunications
services, today announced a new three year marketing agreement with the
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Hotel Associations.
    The agreement, which takes effect immediately, will market Canopco's
suite of services to hotels, motels, inns, lodges and resorts across Western
Canada. In addition to its traditional long distance, operator services,
conferencing and calling cards, Canopco's recently introduced package of
leading-edge IP outbound, wireless, Internet services, IPTV and hospitality
printing will also be available to the members of the three associations.
    "This agreement between Globalive and the Alberta, Manitoba and
Saskatchewan hotel associations further solidifies our position as the most
reliable and trusted hospitality telecommunications solutions provider in
Canada," said Ezio D'Onofrio, Globalive's President and Chief Operating
    Following their recent merger with OPCOM Hospitality Solutions Inc.,
Globalive is now the choice of 80 per cent of the hospitality
telecommunications sector in Canada.
    "As we realize our ambition of being the forerunner in traditional and IP
communications services, our goal is to deliver the most superior and
comprehensive telecommunications solutions to the hospitality sector across
the country," added D'Onofrio.
    "The most important term of this agreement was to establish a partnership
with a provider who had a solid track record of excellence and expertise,"
said David Kaiser, President and CEO, Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association.
"Canopco was selected for their reputation of delivering first-rate, leading
edge service and solutions nationwide.
    "We're excited about the new marketing agreement with Globalive and our
other provincial partners and about the range of telecom solutions we're now
able to offer to our members."
    Canopco services will be marketed to the hotel associations' combined
1590 members.


    Globalive Communications Corp. is a leading provider of next generation
telecommunications solutions globally. The company develops innovative
applications and delivers first-rate services to clients internationally.
Globalive leads the market in hospitality operator services, VoIP, wireless
services, hospitality, high speed Internet, billing and clearing of call
records, competitive payphone services, and low-cost long distance calling for
both commercial and residential clients. Globalive is now featuring
globaliveInteractive solutions, which is comprised of interactive web,
television and mobile applications (including competitions, contests,
promotions, polls, text and IVR voting, text-to-screen and news alerts), as
well as rich, varied content and full wireless infrastructure.
    Globalive is an award winning company with several prestigious
recognitions including: No.1 ranking on the 16th annual Profit 100, Canada's
50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years, Deloitte Technology
Fast 50, and Canadian Business Magazine's Top 30 Workplaces in Canada. Most
recently, Anthony Lacavera, Chairman & CEO, was named to the celebrated
Canada's Top 40 Under 40 list in 2006.


    Canopco, a business division of Globalive Communications Corp., is the
trusted consultant and chosen supplier of innovative technologies to the
hospitality industry. Canopco offers hotels, hospitals, universities and
colleges a broad suite of solutions tailored to their needs. Ranging from
wireless internet to IP Telephony and guest entertainment solutions, Canopco's
hospitality products and services provide a competitive edge and increased
customer satisfaction.
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    The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is a non-profit
organization founded in 1919 which represents a broad cross section of
Alberta's accommodation and tourism industry. Our association is governed by a
Board of Directors elected from member properties throughout Alberta. Our
members are owners and operators of hotels, motels, inns, resorts, bed and
breakfasts, lodges, campgrounds and company suppliers to the tourism industry.
    Our purpose is to support our members and strengthen Alberta's Tourism
and Hospitality Industry. Through our Four Pillars of Tourism Marketing,
Member Value Programs, Human Resource Development, and Government Relations we
strive to provide programs and services that enhance the economic prosperity
and social fabric of our industry.

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