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Intranets.com Eyes Telecom, Web-Hosting Market

Looking to fine tune its alliances in a different market segment, Intranets.com sealed partnerships Monday with a telecommunications provider and Web hosting firm.

Though financial terms of the deal were not made public, broadband e2e and application service provider Hostcentric Inc. will both employ Intranets.com's enterprise service for their clients.

Intranets.com, which brings document sharing, group discussions, instant messaging, announcement posting and calendar scheduling to partners' intranet table, has been gaining momentum in the telecom/Web-hosting market since a partnership with Hello Direct last March. Since partnering with the aforementioned firm, Intranets.com has tacked on 600 new customers.

"We are constantly looking to meet consumer demands for new and exciting services and become more productive in the extremely competitive telecom landscape," said Howard Freedland, chief executive officer of broadband e2e, a national provider of Internet connectivity and online solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses.

"These opportunities enable both Intranets.com and our strategic partners to attract new customers, retain regular customers and generate new channels of revenue," said Steve Fischer, director of business development at Intranets.com.

The idealab! offspring, which celebrated breaking the 300,000 registered sites milestone last August, has enjoyed expansion in Japan and the Netherlands in the past year.

Rick Faulk, vice president of marketing for Intranets.com, said his company would be rolling out server farms in the United Kingdom, Latin America and Australia this month.