Vonage Granted Two New Patents

Aug 12, 2014, 08:30 ET from Vonage

HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of communication services connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide, today announced the grant of two additional patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Vonage has been granted 12 U.S. patents in 2014 and now owns 49 U.S. patents.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,804,558, "Systems and Methods for Adjusting Carrier Quality Metrics for Intrinsic Impairments," issued today, improves the ability of VoIP operators to select from among multiple telephone carriers that can terminate calls to the same telephone numbers. The patented invention enhances a VoIP operator's ability to recognize situations in which a carrier is underperforming, enabling the VoIP operator to more consistently deliver high voice quality to its customers.

U.S. Pat. No. 8,799,993, "Method and Apparatus for Configuring Communication Parameters on a Wireless Device," issued August 5, 2014, enables wireless devices to automatically configure security settings based on the specific wireless access point, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, to which they are connected.

"Our latest patents help ensure that VoIP users receive the best call quality available and that their secure information is not compromised when using public Wi-Fi hotspots," said Chief Legal Officer Kurt M. Rogers.  "Vonage continues to focus on creating technology that enhances the communications experience, including inventions that are seamless to consumers."

Vonage has more than 240 U.S. patent applications pending, along with numerous foreign patents and pending applications in jurisdictions worldwide.

About Vonage

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of communications services connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide, with approximately 2.5 million subscriber lines. Vonage provides a robust suite of feature-rich, affordable residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use for both landline and mobile phones. Vonage's residential service is sold on the web (www.vonage.com) and through telesales and regional and national retailers, and its business service is sold through Vonage Business Solutions (www.vonagebusiness.com) telesales and channel partners.

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage® is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, owned by Vonage America Inc.

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