Coverage Reaches South Africa in Time for World Cup

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