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EMBARQ Calls On Holly Connects For Voice Application Deployment

Wednesday, 21 May 2008
EMBARQ Calls On Holly Connects For Voice Application Deployment


BOSTON, Mass., May 22, 2008 -- Holly Connects, a leader in open voice self-service platform software, today announced that it had been selected by Embarq Corporation, a leading provider of communications services covering 18 states, to supply its Holly Voice Platform as the foundation for forthcoming enhanced subscriber services. Holly recently relocated its headquarters to Boston, Massachusetts in response to a growing list of blue chip customers in North America and Europe.

“At EMBARQ, we continually provide new innovative solutions to serve our customers better,” said Dennis Huber, senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for EMBARQ. “We seek out suppliers like Holly that are willing to work closely with us to develop unique, new services.”

The Holly Voice Platform is engineered to meet the most stringent demands of telecommunications providers, offering exceptional reliability, scalability, and manageability. Yet the platform remains extremely cost-effective, requiring only stock hardware and incorporating features to boost operational efficiency.

“Holly is the premier platform for advanced voice applications, with support for all leading speech recognition and text-to-speech vendors,” said Lance Berks, Chief Executive Officer of Holly Connects. “We are pleased to be partnering with EMBARQ on this ground-breaking project.”

About Holly Connects

Holly Connects is a leader in open voice self-service platform software, delivering powerful yet cost-effective call handling to enterprises, telecommunications carriers, and hosted service providers worldwide. Sharing infrastructure through unique IVR Virtualization capabilities, Holly's award-winning products provide a reliable foundation for innovative, high-volume telephony applications built on industry standards such as VoiceXML and VoIP. For more information please visit


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500 and is in the Fortune 500® list of America’s largest corporations.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network® -- all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV®, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. For more information, visit