Hostopia Licenses Digital Fax Patents From j2 Global



    LOS ANGELES and FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - j2 Global
Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:  JCOM), the provider of outsourced, value-added
messaging and communication services, and Hostopia.com Inc. (TSX:H), a leading
provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to
establish and maintain an Internet presence, today announced that they have
entered into a patent license agreement. Under the agreement Hostopia receives
a non-exclusive, worldwide license to j2 Global's digital fax patent portfolio
in exchange for an upfront payment plus ongoing quarterly royalty payments.
The patent license agreement has a 10 year term, which may be renewed
thereafter.
    "j2 Global licenses its patents to leading companies worldwide. We are
especially delighted to add Hostopia as a licensee because they have a
demonstrated ability to successfully sell IP-based business solutions on a
large scale basis to telecommunications and Internet service providers," said
Jeffrey D. Adelman, Vice President and General Counsel of j2 Global. "This
agreement is a great opportunity to expand the market for digital faxing
services by delivering these patented solutions into the hands of a leading
service provider."
    "Hostopia seeks to provide communications providers with the means to
offer their small business customers a high-performance fax-to-email service,"
said Hostopia CEO & COO Colin Campbell. "In order to deliver a superior
service we sought out the global leader in patented digital faxing technology
and formed an agreement that we believe will enable us to compete on a
superior footing with respect to features and price while giving our service
provider customers the intellectual property assurances they need to offer
these services."

    About j2 Global Communications

    Founded in 1995, j2 Global Communications, Inc. provides outsourced,
value-added messaging and communications services to individuals and
businesses around the world. j2 Global's network spans greater than 2,800
cities in 40 countries on five continents. The Company offers faxing and
voicemail solutions, document management solutions, Web-initiated conference
calling, and unified-messaging and communications services. j2 Global markets
its services principally under the brand names eFax(R), j2(R), jConnect(R),
JFAX(TM), eFax Corporate(R), Onebox(R), Electric Mail(R), jBlast(R), eFax
Broadcast(TM), eVoice(R), PaperMaster(R), Consensus(TM), M4 Internet(R) and
Protofax(R). As of December 31, 2006, j2 Global had achieved 11 consecutive
fiscal years of revenue growth and 5 consecutive fiscal years of positive and
growing operating earnings. For more information about j2 Global, please visit
www.j2global.com.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: Certain statements in this Press Release are "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Act of
1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current
expectations or beliefs and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
described in the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties
include, among other items: Subscriber growth and retention; protection of the
Company's proprietary technology or infringement by the Company of
intellectual property of others; the risk of adverse changes in the U.S. or
international regulatory environments surrounding unified messaging and
telecommunications, including but not limited to the imposition of additional
taxation or regulatory-related fees; and the numerous other factors set forth
in j2 Global's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties
affecting j2 Global, refer to the 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by j2
Global on March 12, 2007, and the other reports filed by j2 Global from
time-to-time with the SEC, each of which is available at www.sec.gov.

    About Hostopia

    Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and
medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The
company's customers are communication services providers, including
telecommunication carriers, cable companies, internet service providers,
domain registrars, and web hosting service providers. Hostopia's customers
purchase their web services on a wholesale basis and resell these services
under their own brands to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company
provides customers with the technology, infrastructure, and support services
to enable them to offer web services, while saving them research and
development as well as capital and operating costs typically associated with
the design, development, and delivery of web services.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" and
forward-looking information that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from
those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to,
plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained
in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified
by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes,"
"seeks," "estimates" or words of similar meaning. Our actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements
and forward-looking information upon completion of the review of our year end
results by our independent registered public accounting firm. These statements
are based on our current beliefs or expectations and there are a number of
important factors that could cause the actual results or outcomes to differ
materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including
without limitation, our ability to maintain our sales efficiency, our ability
to maintain our existing, and develop new, strategic relationships, the number
of our net subscriber additions, our monthly customer turnover and our ability
to successfully integrate recently acquired businesses and operations and
those risks set forth or referenced under the caption "Risk Factors" in
Hostopia's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2007, as
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available
on a website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at
www.sec.gov and on our corporate website www.hostopia.com under Investor
Relations.

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For further information:

For further information: j2 Global Contacts: j2 Global Communications,
Inc., Jeff Adelman, (323) 372-3617, press@j2global.com; or Comm Strategies,
Kari Garcia, (949) 459-9696, ext. 244, pr@commstrategies.com; or Hostopia
Contacts: Hostopia.com Inc., Paul D. Engels, Chief Marketing Officer & Exec.,
Vice President, (905) 671-7204, marketing@hostopia.com; or Gordie Campbell,
Investor Relations, (877) 444-4116, invest@hostopia.com

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