|[December 12, 2012]
Bandwidth's inetwork Selects Voxeet as Winner of the Voice App Igniter Challenge
RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
division, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1
and SMS solutions, today announced it selected Voxeet
as the grand prize winner of the company's Voice
App Igniter Challenge, developed to discover the next disruptive
voice and messaging application. As the Challenge winner, Voxeet will
receive up to $600,000 in IP communications services from inetwork.
Voxeet will use this investment to support its efforts to replace
outdated, traditional audio conferencing solutions with its breakthrough
Natural Conferencing app.
has developed an affordable, business-quality teleconference service
that delivers crystal-clear sound, simultaneous conversations and visual
and audio cues to identify who is talking on a call. The company has
boldly entered a competitive, crowded and mature market and offers one
of the first comprehensive alternatives to teleconference giants such as
GoToMeeting and WebEx.
"We have spent years on tireless research and development to create a
web conferencing solution that is truly different from everything else
on the market today. The awarded services from The Voice App Igniter
Challenge speeds our time-to-market and validates all of our hard work,"
said Stphane Giraudie, CEO and founder, Voxeet. "Bandwidth's inetwork
will help propel us the next level and make Voxeet ubiquitous, while
helping millions of people enjoy natural conversations - dramatically
improving their collaboration experiences."
The Voice App Igniter Challenge supports Voxeet's goal of becoming a
ubiquitous, universal application. The IP communications services from
Bandwidth's inetwork will help Voxeet extend its technology to support
access from landlines and cell phones to completely replace old-style
audio conferencing. This support propels Voxeet to another level, so
that millions of people can enjoy natural conversations and dramatically
improve their collaboration experience. Now anyone can call into a
Voxeet conference call - even if they don't have a Voxeet account. With
Voxeet's PC version already available, its Android and iPhone (News - Alert) app being
released today, and Voxeet's Mac version in development, Voxeet is about
to become a true cross-platform application.
"Since our founding, we have helped some of the biggest
names in telecom, such as Skype (News - Alert), Google, Pinger and
Marchex get their voice and messaging applications off the ground, but
were still blown away by the high-caliber submissions we received," said
Steve Leonard, executive vice president and general manager of
Bandwidth's inetwork division. "With our awarded services, Voxeet will
undoubtedly disrupt the web conferencing market and change the
perception of virtual meetings."
Participants in The Voice App Igniter Challenge submitted their
groundbreaking ideas via a short video or written narrative explaining
their new way to use a phone number. In addition, participants were
asked to demonstrate how their solution would change the world if
granted an ability to assign up to one-million phone numbers. Each
submission was reviewed by an internal panel that took innovation and
creativity into account, coupled with the enthusiasm within the
community via "likes," "shares" and comments.
To learn more about The Voice App Igniter and the talented startup
organizations that participated, visit The
Voice App Igniter Tumblr site. For feedback and live updates, follow @OTT_Voice
on Twitter (News - Alert), #AppIgnite600.
inetwork, a division of Bandwidth, gives people the freedom to launch
and scale innovative communication services requiring voice, 9-1-1, and
SMS. Its purpose-built IP network, industry- leading web-based tools,
custom open source development, and competitive pricing provide
customers with an easier way to meet their communications needs.
inetwork customers benefit from its flexible solutions, nimble operating
environment, and responsive customer support. inetwork leverages its
parent company's interconnected footprint (one of the largest in the
nation), 49 state CLEC status, and financial strength to meet customers'
voice origination and termination, toll free, SMS and 9-1-1 call routing
needs, each with customizable deployment options, pricing models, and
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