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June 10, 2014

Speek Selects Voxbone

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Speek, a conference call provider, has selected Voxbone (News - Alert), a major player in providing virtual local phone numbers (often referred to as direct inward dialing, or DID), to connect its web conferencing service to the global telephone network (a.k.a public switched telephone network or PSTN).



Speek is super simple, free and visual conference calling. It provides simple conference calling with no dial-ins, pins or downloads, and instead uses a personal or business link (i.e., speek.com/YourName).

Thanks to Voxbone’s inbound SIP trunking service, Speek users will now be able to join a conference call when Internet connectivity is not available, or when the PSTN is needed to optimally route the call.

Speek with the help of Voxbone, which provides conferencing access in over 50 countries, will be able to bypass the international PSTN transit networks by using its private backbone, which avoids per-minute fees for international transport of calls.

“For the first time, our users can leverage a seamless, web-based conferencing solution that can be accessed globally regardless of Internet access,” said John Bracken, CEO of Speek, in a statement.

“We are proud to partner with Voxbone to deliver this landmark product, and we look forward to enriching our customers’ conferencing experience together,” said Bracken.

“Speek has quickly influenced the way we should approach conference calling and shows users how simple the process can be,” said Itay Rosenfeld, CEO of Voxbone.

Rosenfeld said that Voxbone’s services are a perfect complement to Speek’s simplicity, making global conference calling the productive experience it was meant to be.

TMCnet in March reported that Zoom Video Communications, a conferencing and collaboration company, will be using toll-free phone numbers from Voxbone to connect to local telephone networks across the globe.

It is expected that Zoom will be using the toll-free phone numbers from Voxbone to augment the capabilities of its cloud meeting service. Users wanting to initiate a conferencing session can now dial into a multimedia conference using a regular landline or mobile telephone.

To serve the global conferencing industry, Voxbone has made its carrier-grade inbound SIP trunking available over a single IP-based interconnection in global locations. Also the company does not charge per-minute fees for international transport of calls. Voxbone provides toll-free (ITFS) and mobile telephone numbers and inbound SIP trunks.




Edited by Maurice Nagle
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