Trading on NASDAQ as part of the Internet Software and Services industry, iBasis Inc. is a leading wholesale carrier of international long-distance telephone calls and a provider of retail prepaid calling services. Founded in 1996, iBasis also provides enhanced services for mobile operators. With corporate headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, the company is one of the largest carriers of international voice traffic in the world today. This is due to their acquisition, last October, of KPN Global Carrier Services. KPN is now a majority stockholder of iBasis Inc.
With the acquisition of KPN, iBasis expanded their product portfolio to include guaranteed CLI and roaming capabilities and mobile data services. Over 1,000 fixed and mobile carriers worldwide use their scale and global network to further their international voice operations. The company’s client base includes KPN, KPN Mobile, E-Plus, BASE, Verizon, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Unicom, IDT, Qwest, Skype, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and Yahoo. Through the combination of iBasis and KPN, the company carried roughly 24 billion minutes of international voice traffic last year.
iBasis, through their patent-pending Assured Quality Routing (AQR) and PathEngine quality management technologies, selects the best available route for calls. They use state-of-the-art technology from Cisco Systems and patent-pending monitoring and route-quality management technology. The company operates their iBasis Network Operations Centers in: Burlington, Massachusetts; Hilversum, Holland; and Hong Kong, and these provide service to customers worldwide. The company’s network goes across over 100 countries, with interconnections to more than 400 carrier customers.
iBasis offers International Voice over IP. This service provides wholesale international voice and fax service to wire line and wireless telecommunications carriers and other communications service providers. They offer their DirectVoIP® and DirectVoIP® Broadband, which enables rapid direct IP interconnection with a wide variety of gateways, gatekeepers, session controllers, and SIP proxies.
The company also offers their Pingo® web-based prepaid international calling card service. This is direct-to-consumer via a secure and user-friendly web interface. Pingo® is a rechargeable prepaid long distance service at www.pingo.com. iBasis also offers PremiumCertified® International Routing. This features certified retail quality on routes to over 500 international destinations. This is a retail-quality wholesale service for local carriers, mobile operators, and emerging voice over broadband providers.
iBasis Inc. is focusing on their commitment to provide the best products and services when it comes to prepaid cards, long-distance, and mobile services. They continue to utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide connections for their diverse customers. They hope to continually keep the lines of communication open between themselves and their shareholders so they can transmit news of greater profits to them each quarter.
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