Brussels, Belgium - June 8, 2010 -- Voxbone, a leading provider of telephone numbers to communications service providers and businesses worldwide, today announced availability of its local number service in a 50th country: South Africa.
Carriers and large enterprises wanting a local-call presence in South Africa now can purchase direct-inward-dial (DID) numbers and origination service through Voxbone, which carries the call over the long international leg via IP, delivering it to the network of the end user.
With this milestone, Voxbone establishes its first offering in Africa, after providing local DID coverage for all European Union and North American nations, as well as many Latin American, Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern countries.
“The South African market is one of the most advanced in Africa, and therefore one in which international businesses desire a local presence,” said Voxbone CEO Rod Ullens. “We expect business customers to welcome the chance to create sales and service footholds in South Africa without opening new offices. And for existing Voxbone business and carrier customers, South African DIDs are just one more convenience in Voxbone’s one-stop, online shop. Our self-service site will provision South African numbers, along with those of all 49 other countries, in real time.”
Ullens noted that the 50th-country addition is well timed with the FIFA World Cup events beginning June 11 in Johannesburg. Thousands of visitors may be dialing Voxbone’s DIDs to access international calling services.
He forecasts growing Voxbone coverage in Africa, as well as South America and Asia, in the coming year. A list of all covered countries is available at http://www.voxbone.com.
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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 50 countries and more than 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.