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Johanne Torres[November 15, 2004]

CallWave Integrates VoIP Apps Based on Level 3 Network Services


CallWave Inc. (news - alert), a VoIP apps provider, made public today that it made an agreement with Level 3 Communications, LLC (quote - news - alert) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications Inc. CallWave purchased (3)VoIP Local Inbound service and (3)Voice Termination service.

"Level 3 gives CallWave access to efficient, high-quality transport network elements that enable CallWave's application development strategy," said Dave Hofstatter, CEO of CallWave. “Specifically, the CallWave softswitch platform, when combined with Level 3 elements, helps CallWave bring to market VoIP applications for the emerging broadband and mobile-enhancement categories. CallWave's subscribers now can use CallWave VoIP applications in conjunction with a local number in the area code of their choice," said Hofstatter.

Santa Barbara, CA-based CallWave uses purchased carrier network elements to enable its VoIP applications—which CallWave packages, prices and then markets to mainstream households and small offices. CallWave applications add capabilities to the underlying network services—landline, IP, and mobile, already in use in subscribers' homes, providing a smooth introduction to VoIP technology.

"We're pleased that CallWave chose Level 3's unique (3)VoIP Local Inbound offering," said Kevin Dundon, senior vice president of Voice Services for Level 3. "(3)VoIP Local Inbound enables CallWave to quickly improve its economics, expand existing services and introduce new services in response to customers' needs."

Level 3 develops VoIP technology and services. The company offers a suite of wholesale, business and consumer IP-based voice solutions over a softswitch-based network platform carrying more than 30 billion minutes of IP-based voice and data calls monthly.

This announcement follows Level 3’s partnership with broadband provider Speakeasy to offer Level 3’s HomeTone service to its customers. Speakeasy now uses HomeTone to provide residential Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service to its customers in 120 markets nationwide. Speakeasy announced its entry into the consumer VoIP phone market in late September.


Johanne Torres is contributing editor for and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at


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