September 14, 2010
IntelePeer SuperRegistry Helps Ooma Reduce Telecom Termination Costs and Deliver Voice Quality
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
IntelePeer, a provider of communications-as-a-service or “CaaS”, has announced that Ooma, a provider of free home phone service, joined as a member of the IntelePeer (News - Alert) SuperRegistry and is now able to route calls over the IntelePeer Global Voice Peering Network to realize dramatic cost savings.
“The IntelePeer SuperRegistry is an advanced, carrier-grade numbering and routing database that efficiently exchanges traffic and provides optimal cost and quality call routing to individual 10-digit telephone number destinations between trusted service providers and VoIP communities in a secure manner,” the company stated.
By joining IntelePeer SuperRegistry, Ooma gains a single point of interconnection that aggregates more than 416 million telephone number destinations, extends native IP transport and generates significant cost savings, the company claims.
With this interconnection, Ooma customers will become additional end-point destinations accessible to other SuperRegistry participants, now numbering over 50 service providers, according to IntelePeer officials.
By routing calls through IntelePeer's infrastructure, Ooma eliminates the need for multiple network interconnections while keeping calls on IP connections, the company said. With this, the company can not only maintain its high voice quality but also preserve advanced media features that would otherwise be degraded through multiple network handoffs in legacy networks to complete calls.
Ooma markets a consumer electronics device that provides free U.S. telephone calling and advanced telephony services to customers worldwide. The company views the association with IntelePeer as an important milestone in offering a free home phone service to their customers.
“Consumers continue to embrace the Ooma system because of its ease of use, excellent call quality and considerable cost savings,” Toby Farrand, vice president of engineering operations at Ooma, said.
“By joining the IntelePeer SuperRegistry and routing calls through its infrastructure, we extend the quality of service and ensure seamless worldwide connections to any traditional landline, mobile telephone or VoIP soft phone while further reducing our telecommunications expenses,” Farrand added.
“Our partnership with Ooma reinforces the core value of our SuperRegistry and global voice peering network,” Frank Fawzi, IntelePeer chairman and CEO, said. “As additional service providers such as Ooma join our peering grid, the value to all participants grows exponentially with our expanding network, enabling us to offer the highest voice quality while further reducing transport costs.”
Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi