Vonage Comments on FCC Decision to Allow Interconnected VoIP Providers Direct Access to Phone Numbers

Jun 18, 2015, 16:37 ET from Vonage

HOLMDEL, N.J., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (NYSE: VG) released the following statement in response to the FCC's decision today to allow interconnected VoIP providers to obtain telephone numbers directly.

"Vonage thanks Chairman Wheeler, the Commissioners and Commission staff for their substantial efforts and careful deliberations on the extensive record that led to today's decision to modify the rules to grant Vonage and other interconnected VoIP providers direct access to telephone numbers," said Alan Masarek, Vonage CEO.

"Our successful completion of the numbering trial in 2013 proved that Vonage can successfully provide service using telephone numbers we hold directly. We look forward to realizing the benefits that direct access will bring to our consumer and business customers. We will be able to provide a higher quality of service to our customers and more rapidly deploy new and innovative features and services, while realizing cost savings for the Company."

More information on today's important FCC decision can be found on the FCC's website.

About Vonage:

Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses. Vonage provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential and business communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use across multiple devices designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.

Vonage's portfolio of business products covers the full spectrum of business communications needs, from single-person companies to those with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. Vonage provides bring-your-own-broadband (BYOB) cloud products and those that offer carrier-grade reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) across BYOB options and the Company's private, national MPLS IP network. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.