Voice 2.0 Innovators Leveraging the New FlexNetwork - Bandwidth.com’s All-IP, Nationwide Voice Network

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Voxeo, Ifbyphone, OnState & Yext among the innovators that are utilizing the FlexNetwork for nationwide voice origination services

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“Innovations in voice are largely coming from software companies who see the world much like we do: that voice is simply an IP application that can be mashed-up in many new and interesting ways to benefit end users, “ - T.R. Missner, CTO Bandwidth.com

Bandwidth.com, a nationwide CLEC and leading supplier of VoIP and SIP Trunking service, today announced the general availability of wholesale voice origination on the FlexNetwork– its nationwide, all-IP voice network. The FlexNetwork is quickly becoming the network of choice for Voice 2.0 innovators because it features the latest IP voice technology, full geographic redundancy for mission-critical applications, and an API that allows companies to integrate into the FlexNetwork’s number management system. Additionally, Bandwidth.com works with FlexNetwork customers to expose new functionality, such as SMS capability, that allows Voice 2.0 application providers to enhance their offerings to customers.

“Innovations in voice are largely coming from software companies who see the world much like we do: that voice is simply an IP application that can be mashed-up in many new and interesting ways to benefit end users, “ said T.R. Missner, CTO of Bandwidth.com and architect of the FlexNetwork. “We are excited to be seen as a network partner for voice innovation by the best and brightest in the industry.”

Services such as Voxeo, Ifbyphone, OnState & Yext have been early adopters of the FlexNetwork as nationwide rate-centers have come on-line over the past year. In fact, the network is already on pace to deliver almost 4 billion minutes of voice service in 2009, with well over 1 million phone numbers. Here are real-world examples of innovative applications that are using the FlexNetwork today: “Ifbyphone’s mission is simple: we automated phone calls,” said Irv Shapiro, CEO of Ifbyphone. “With our platform, customers can route and track inbound calls, automate outbound calls, and create complete IVR experiences - all from an easy, web based portal. The FlexNetwork is a low-cost, flexible network that allows us to focus on our application platform.”

“OnState’s OnDemand Business Presence communications allow companies to improve customer collaboration by intelligently connecting customers to the employee who can best serve them at any moment,” said Pat Kelly, CEO of OnState Communications. “With Bandwidth.com’s FlexNetwork, we can offer a complete cloud-based call center solution.”

“Yext is the next yellow pages, helping local businesses get found. With Yext Calls, our nearly 20,000 small business customers are listed across the Internet and they only pay for new customer phone calls that we deliver,” said Howard Lerman, CEO of Yext. “We need cost-effective coverage across the US, and the FlexNetwork’s nationwide footprint helps us deliver.”

“Voxeo helps enterprises unlock the potential of their communication applications to improve service, lower costs and provide a superior customer experience," said Jonathan Taylor, Voxeo CEO. "Our hosting and premise platform solutions, powered by the open standards of SIP, VoiceXML and CCXML, are used by over 100,000 customers and developers to create and deploy any voice, SMS, IM or mobile web application they desire. Bandwidth.com shares Voxeo's 'All-IP' worldview and as a result is an important voice network partner for us."

Bandwidth.com’s FlexNetwork is now generally available for wholesale voice origination and termination across the US. More information at http://flexnetwork.com or by calling the FlexNetwork team at 866-578-8999. See more about these Voice 2.0 innovators at Bandwidth.com’s blog, http://www.bandwidth.com/blog.

FlexNetwork Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Protocols: SIP
  • Currently Supported Codecs:

         - G.711u, G.729a

  • Tested Codecs:

         - G.726 IP, G.726 AA12, G 723.1, G.723.1a, G.711a, G.729a, iLBC

  • Nationwide Coverage: SIP Trunking, Origination/Termination
  • Latest Sonus Networks Hardware
  • Separate signaling and audio facilities for reliability and flexibility
  • Built for VoIP; not burdened with legacy traffic

About Bandwidth.com

As the proud owner of the FlexNetwork, a purpose-built, IP voice network, Bandwidth.com, a nationwide CLEC, has rocketed toward the top of the business VoIP market with a combination of rock-solid services, business-class support and a strong, stable balance sheet. Bandwidth.com has been recognized as the fastest growing private telecom company in the US by Inc. Magazine for 3 years running (2006-2008), and is on pace to deliver over 4 billion minutes of voice traffic in 2009. As a complete business communications provider, Bandwidth.com offers IP voice (VoIP), hosted VoIP, data and managed network services, powered by our nationwide, 100% IP voice network and supported by in-house, 24/7/365 customer service. For more information call (800) 808-5150, and follow us at twitter.com/bandwidth.


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