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VoIP Innovations to Originate, Terminate VoIP DIDs in Puerto Rico and Hawaii
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Wholesale Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider VoIP Innovations has announced plans to introduce origination in Puerto Rico and Hawaii this week. With this launch, customers will gain the ability to receive calls, purchase DIDs and port telephone numbers in these two new areas. With this latest announcement VoIP Innovations (News - Alert) now offers an origination footprint that covers virtually all of the United States and Canada. This strategy is intended to cement the company’s position as the top domestic VoIP wholesaler in North America.
"Through our tremendous growth, it has become very clear who we are and who we want to be," said Jason Tapolci, Product Manager at VoIP Innovations, in a statement. "We are a wholesale Voice over IP provider with an unparalleled aggregation model. Our goal is to become the premier Voice over IP carrier in North America."
The company also has plans to drive additional growth with service to Alaska later this quarter, which will complete its North American service package. Customers will then have access to a full array of domestic and VoIP services from a single wholesaler. Options will include origination, termination, local and toll-free number porting. Features will include CNAM and T.38 faxing. VoIP Innovations operates nearly 8,000 rate centers and offers one of the nation’s largest VoIP networks. The company also boasts a DID warehouse with more than 110,000 numbers.In other VoIP Innovations news, the company was featured on TMCnet in April, explaining CNAM and its benefits to the enterprise. Marketing it to the wholesale VoIP market, company officials describe Inbound CNAM as a tool which "lets you see the name of the person or company who is calling before you answer."
Company officials say they use the national telecom database to look up the name, "before we send the call to your device and charge you a per-DID rate." VoIP Innovations then stores CNAM information in national caller ID database.In May, VoIP Innovations announced the goal of becoming the No. 1 wholesale VoIP origination provider in the United States. The company plans to introduce a new tiered, domestic origination product this May that will be paired with its new Letter Of Authorization tool.What this means, according to company officials, is that instead of a specific rate deck, "users will be able to purchase a flat-rate, wholesale tiered origination product." Customers will also have the option of choosing from four separate tiers, all of which represent different areas of the United States.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard