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October 30, 2007

VoIP Provider Broadvox Expands Across Switch and Data Footprint

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor


Broadvox (News - Alert) has expanded its presence into Switch and Data facilities in nine markets to extend its reach and further penetrate the fast-growing wholesale, enterprise, and small and medium business (SMB) VoIP markets.
VoIP services provider Broadvox lowers transit costs, enables new services and improves voice quality by colocating and connecting to its customers and prospects in Switch and Data's (News - Alert) facilities. The nine facilities of Switch and Data are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Tampa.
GO! SIP Trunking solution, a Broadvox initiative, can transports calls and services to and from customers in an IP end-to-end environment. This unique solution provides enterprise and SMB customers with the full financial savings and feature benefits of purchasing an IP or Hybrid PBX (News - Alert). According to Broadvox, GO! SIP Trunking solution can reduce customer's voice communications spend by up to 70%, while also allowing the rollout of new Unified Messaging and Presence-based applications.
By using Switch and Data's PAIX VoIP solution, Broadvox is able to exchange its traffic with other providers in a facility via an all-IP peering environment, partitioned from other PAIX peering traffic to provide high voice quality service.
Sergey Galchenko, chief technology officer for Broadvox said that Switch and Data gives them extensive geographic reach and will allow them to immediately expand their new Broadvox GO! SIP Trunking product line into new markets nationwide. Galchenko indicated that they can drive down costs and enable the rollout of new enhanced IP voice services to their customers by being closer to call origination and termination points and eliminating unnecessary VoIP/TDM conversions.
TeleGeography, a communications industry research firm reports that U.S. VoIP subscription rates grew 117%, from 4.2 million subscribers at the end of 2005 to 9.0 million by the end of 2006. According to thefirm, 11.8 million VoIP lines were in service
by mid-year 2007. While the annual VoIP services revenue topped $2.6 billion in 2006, the research firm expects the revenue to exceed $4.9 billion in 2007.
“Switch and Data's wide geographic footprint and high density and diversity of carriers, services providers and customers provide the ideal environment for Broadvox to grow its wholesale VoIP business,” said Ernie Sampera, senior vice president Marketing at Switch and Data in a statement.
Sampera continued: “Broadvox accelerates deployment of its new SIP trunking service to enterprises and SMBs by originating and terminating traffic IP end-to-end on our PAIX VoIP Exchanges in multiple markets nationwide.”
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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