BRUSSELS – Dec. 1, 2010 – Voxbone today announced that ippi, a global VoIP provider headquartered in France, with 150,000 customers, will be giving all its subscribers free iNum® numbers from Voxbone. With customers in 100 countries, ippi has a leading spot among SIP providers in the French-speaking world and has been experiencing 100 percent annual growth since 2007.
iNums are phone numbers with the global area code for IP communications (+883). By providing every customer an iNum in addition to the customer’s regular phone number, ippi will extend the subscriber’s range of free calling to include communication with all other iNum users, anywhere in the world. iNum numbers are distributed and routed by a growing list of carriers, service providers and enterprises. Where not routed by a local carrier, iNums also can be reached by the iNum initiative’s network of local access numbers in 45 countries.
“We love the innovative concept of iNum and are excited to provide our customers with numbers in the global area code for IP communications,” said ippi CEO Stephane Haddad. “With iNum numbers, our customers will be able to receive voice and SMS from their ippi accounts, ippi Softphones, and ippi mobile apps for Android and iPhone, as well as support new IP communications services in the future.”
“We expect that ippi’s proactive assignment of iNums to each of its customers will encourage broader adoption of these global numbers, as well as help ippi attract more customers and offer new innovative services,” said Hugh Goldstein, Voxbone Director of iNum Business Development. “Consumers and business owners appreciate that iNums are numbers designed to support the full range of IP communication capabilities.”
Voxbone offers iNum numbers and iNum peering to qualifying service providers, and invites IP communications providers to request ranges for their customers via the iNum Web site: www.inum.net.
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Headquartered in Brussels, Voxbone offers communications service providers and large businesses worldwide local phone numbers over its own private intercontinental VoIP network – the world’s first and largest backbone dedicated to voice-origination services. The all-IP architecture of the Voxbone core network enables customers to rapidly deploy new communications services with local presence while reducing costs. It delivers high-quality call origination from 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities, as well as iNum® numbers that provide a unique global e.164 area code for IP communications. Through its number inventory, network, self-administered provisioning and comprehensive SIP adherence, Voxbone’s global infrastructure enables its customers to expand to international markets quickly and efficiently. Founded in 2005 and privately held, Voxbone is the only carrier licensed in all 27 countries of the European Union. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.
ippi is a subsidiary of Worldline Communication, a major player in telecommunications since 1997 that is regulated by the French telecom authority ARCEP. ippi provides a full complement of Voice over IP services, including unlimited flat rates to call worldwide, mobile VoIP, Web callback, and fax by e-mail. ippi relies on the benefits of Worldline Communication’s telecom network, financial background, technical expertise and commercial strength. For more information, please visit www.ippi.com.