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VoIP and Wholesale VoIP Companies Expand Offerings

June 24, 2011
By Carrie Majewski (née Schmelkin), Director of Content Marketing, Content Boost

Lightyear Network Solutions (News - Alert), a leading provider of telecommunication services to business and residential customers throughout North America, has expanded its network services portfolio through its new Hosted VoIP product.

The product, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), allows organizations to transition from conventional telephony to VoIP. Lightyear’s Cloud-Based Voice Services offer a rapid and seamless integration from customers’ traditional PBX (News - Alert) (Private Branch Exchange), Key or other existing telephone system, according to company officials.  

“We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Hosted VoIP product, which further enhances our extensive product portfolio,” said Stephen M. Lochmueller, chief executive officer of Lightyear. “Hosted VoIP is in line with our strategic plan to offer cost-efficient and cutting-edge products, and it makes ‘the cloud’ an affordable and valuable resource for consumers in the SMB space. It is a perfect offering for customers who not only are conducting domestic business, but are also dealing with the global community. As many of our customers have one or more locations, VoIP offers a cost-effective solution to their telecom needs. This new offering is another example of products that we believe will enhance our organic growth and increase margins.”

Lightyear’s Hosted VoIP boast the following features: lower system costs compared with traditional telephony; an enhanced and robust feature set; the flexibility and scalability to be easily changed to suit to the customer’s needs; quick and easy installation; the reliability of a carrier-class network and state-of-the-art technology; and the ability to utilize fixed mobile convergence.

The product is ideal for the SMB sector that often lacks IT resources and does not wish to make a large capital investment in a phone system, and it is a perfect solution for businesses with multiple locations, officials explain.  

In related industry news, nationwide wholesale VoIP provider Alcazar Networks 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 than having a second termination carrier providing their routes."

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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