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December 11, 2013

Voxbone Helps OTT Providers Access Mobile Calling and Texting in Europe

According to direct inward dialing (DID) service provider Voxbone, most over the top (OTT) VoIP providers are fundamentally limited because their services aren’t interoperable with those of legacy providers, mobile operators in particular. Fortunately, the company has found a way to eliminate this barrier to growth with a new industry-first service that enables OTT providers to integrate mobile phone numbers that support mobile calling and texting into their own service offerings.

With this, Voxbone adds to its ‘firsts,’ which include being the first DID service provider to offer mobile numbers previously only available to mobile operators in Europe, and the first in the world to offer mobile numbers from multiple countries that support voice and SMS. This new service also fits well with the company’s history of making telecommunications features more easily available, as it did earlier this year with its new partner program.

As for its new OTT-focused offering, though, it will initially be limited to Spain and the U.K. only, but it will be extended to additional European countries next year. Numbers acquired through this service allow cloud communication providers to attract and retain more customers, fully integrate mobile services into their B2B products and open new revenue streams from calling and texting to and from legacy mobile and landline networks.

"Since 2005, service providers such as 8x8, NTT, Skype and Telefonica have turned to Voxbone when they wanted to enable interoperability between their cloud-based communications services and traditional phone networks," said Itay Rosenfeld, Voxbone CEO, in a statement. "Until today, we have been very successful at enabling cloud communication providers to enter the market for fixed telephone services in many countries. Our ambition is to become the reference MVNE for all mobile cloud communication services with international ambitions."

Voxbone numbers can be ordered and configured via a Web portal and API, giving OTT providers easy access to these previously unavailable features.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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