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Wholesale VoIP Provider Announces Merger

June 21, 2011

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

ISPhone, a wholesale VoIP provider in Australia, announced it is merging with buroserv, a wholesale communications services provider, to form a new entity called CONTINUUM Communications.

The merger brings together two companies with similar markets but different and complementary offerings. The VoIP solutions and its associated services from ISPhone will combine the aggregated wholesale telecommunication services from buroserv.

The service from ISPhone  includes DSL, Fiber, hosted PBX, cloud-based hosted applications, and the like. The company also owns and manages its own national voice (VoIP) and data network and provides a range of solutions in the IP space.

buroserv, on the other hand, uses a sophisticated operational/business support systems (OSS/BSS) system on a virtualized platform providing aggregated wholesale telecommunication services, such as fixed line (PSTN, ISDN), fixed wireless, and other Ethernet services.

The new company will focus on offering both “traditional and future” telecommunications products and services for business and channel partners throughout Australia. They include a complete range of IP-based and fixed-wire telecommunications solutions and services from all of the tier one carriers in the wholesale market.

“The company will be unique in its ability to provide the Channel with a variety of services from different providers under a single billing platform, whilst still maintaining its own carrier-grade national IP network,” company officials said.

Following the merger, Lakshman Mawalagedera, founder of buroserv and former chief operating officer of Commander, will be appointed as managing director of CONTINUUM Communications, an official announcement from the company said.

Mawalagedera said, “Today most Channels need to go to a host of providers to get a range of services while setting up contracts and paying deposits. Both ISPhone and buroserv have existing relationships with the different top carriers: ISPhone is connected to Optus, Soul, Primus and PIPE; and buroserv with Telstra (News - Alert), AAPT and BigAir.”

This merger, according to Mawalagedera, provides Channel partners with a one-stop-shop for a comprehensive suite of telecommunication products and services from multiple carriers.

CONTINUUM Communications plans to actively target resellers and dealers that are unhappy with the limitations and heavy-handedness of the telcos and that are looking for a broader product set with more flexibility, according to company officials.

In related industry news, nationwide wholesale VoIP provider Alcazar Networks announced that it has expanded its dialer termination footprint to cover 100 percent of Canada which includes over 26,400 routes. These Canada routes are in addition to the wholesale VoIP company’s full US48 dialer termination deck which currently has over 140,800 routes.

“We've been working on expanding our dialer termination footprint for the past few months, and I'm happy to say it's finally here!," John Chisca, vice president of Alcazar Networks, told TMCnet. "The demand for US48 and Canada dialer traffic has been overwhelming.  Making Canada available for our dialer termination customers has allowed them to not only save but to use one company, rather then having a second termination carrier providing their routes"

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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