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J. Curt Hockemeier — an important figure in the execution of AT&T Broadband's aggressive circuit-switched telephony strategy during the late 1990s and the early part of 2000 — has joined the board of Cedar Point Communications Inc.

Instead of lending advice on traditional constant bit rate technology, Hockemeier's role with the Derry, N.H. startup will revolve around more advanced IP-based telephony services. Cedar Point's flagship product, the Safari C3, aims to simplify VoIP deployments by integrating several components — including the call management server, media gateway controller and signaling gateway — into one box.

Hockemeier is presently the CEO and president of Arbinet-theexchange, a brokerage for voice minutes. He served as executive vice president and COO of telephony operators during his tenure at AT&T Broadband.

"The potential of voice-over-IP in achieving cost efficiencies and differentiated service offerings has been clear from the earliest days of cable telephony," said Hockemeier, in a statement.

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