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IP Transit Opportunities Expected to Grow as Neutral Tandem Becomes Inteliquent
In an effort to evolve and expand upon their global footprint, Neutral Tandem (News - Alert) announced its new name, Inteliquent. The name change is a part of the businesses plan to forge ahead with new branding that will include their continued offering of IP transit, voice, hosted-service solutions and Ethernet services to carriers.
According to this Cable360 report, Neutral Tandem had purchased Italian-based Tinet (News - Alert) in 2010. This acquisition was based on leveraging the most basic competency, growing Ethernet initiatives and moving past just voice and data solutions.
The rebranding reinforces Neutral Tandem’s previous goals of become a full-scale solution provider for networking that offers intelligent networks to solve their interconnection and interoperability struggles. Inteliquent now provides its same list of services to more than 80 countries and six continents.
The new name reflects Inteliquent’s goal of expanding products sets and aligning solutions that help customers deal with the even most complex of problems within the industry. Tinet is the IP transit and voice space is dominated by Neutral Tandem. Combining the two and growing the product allows Inteliquent to look forward to new opportunities in the future.
Tinet and Neutral Tandem were both lacking in preparation for substantial market growth. With this new initiative in place, the company now is poised to offer real solutions for customers by providing more than just voice and IP transit.
The list of Inteliquent’s service offerings includes IT transit, voice services, traditional TDM switching and termination. In addition, Tinet’s MPLS internal structure is able to offer businesses seamless Ethernet connectivity with the EtherCloud Layer 2 Ethernet service. This was a piggyback solution to Tinet’s original concept. The company will also offer CommonPoint optimized routing and other applications such as hosted services for voice and IP transit.
Despite the name change, Inteliquent will not be renaming its individual services. And while the company is expanding and updating their services, the customer base is still expected to stay the same, with no new growth projections established at this point.
For more than 110 cable, CLEC and wireless providers, Inteliquent remains a neutral exchange point that routes more than 10 billion minutes each month worth of traffic. The company is also a global IP transit provider and handles more than 120 Ethernet POPs worldwide for its MPLS and IPv6 networks. The name change is only the beginning to presenting a positive future for telephony services that start with IP transit.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny
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