BRUSSELS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Voxbone, an innovative provider of IP network services, saw another year of substantial growth in revenue, network traffic and new customers in 2009 despite one of the worst global economic recessions in decades.
The company today said 2009 revenue was up 60 percent over the prior year, and minutes of use for inbound traffic grew 110 percent to 1.5 billion. In addition, Voxbone attracted more than 150 new customers to its base of service providers, multinational corporations, call center operators, conference call providers and others in the IP industry.
Voxbone provides these customers with direct-inward-dial (DID) and iNum® numbers for local presence in foreign markets while enabling them to deploy new advanced services quickly and economically via the world's first and largest backbone dedicated to voice-origination services.
Demand from conferencing providers, mobile VoIP providers, Web and telephony integrations, and enterprise customers accounted for much of Voxbone's 2009 growth. Businesses' global expansion, transition from the PSTN to IP, and deployment of high-definition voice and video services helped drive growth for the company.
Voxbone reported it has assigned 18 million iNum numbers – global phone numbers with the "area code for Earth" – since introducing the service in November 2008. The company plans to make SMS services available through iNum and increase interoperability with mobile operators in 2010.
"What makes us different, and one of the main reasons for our success, is that Voxbone has been built from the beginning with an unusual mix of software expertise, a passion for open-source, deep understanding of telecom infrastructure and widespread global presence; we're now in 49 countries," said Voxbone CEO Rod Ullens.
"We're a next-generation infrastructure carrier helping other service providers – from traditional telcos to newer operators – expand internationally and launch new services. We enable these service providers to support a global customer base easily and quickly with minimal investment."
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Voxbone provides worldwide local and toll-free 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 49 countries and 4,000 cities, as well as iNum numbers that enable billing as local calls when dialed through participating carriers anywhere in the world. 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 2002 and privately held, Voxbone is the only carrier licensed in all 27 countries of the European Union. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.