Bandwidth.com

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Bandwidth.com
Type Private
Founded 1999
Headquarters Raleigh, North Carolina
Key people David Morken, CEO, Henry Kaestner, Executive Chairman
Products Telecommunications
Employees 300+
Website www.bandwidth.com

Bandwidth.com is an Internet-based company that provides Internet and telephone service primarily to business and government users.[1] Currently providing automated real-time pricing and procurement of business-class Internet connectivity through various carriers, it also offers hosted VoIP, SIP trunking and bulk origination and termination services.

Bandwidth.com offers five families of products:

  • Data / Internet services
  • Voice / VoIP services
  • Managed network services
  • Wireless Mobile services
  • Enterprise services

The company is focused on providing small and medium businesses with voice and data services. It has recently made huge inroads into servicing the IP-PBX market space, becoming the preferred VoIP service provider for some of the top private branch exchange (PBX) manufacturers, including Mitel and ShoreTel.

History[edit]

Originally formed in 1999, Bandwidth.com began as a home office start-up company in a spare bedroom of co-founder David Morken's Park City, Utah home.[2] His goal was to form a telecommunications procurement company that focused on three key points of quality: selection, savings, and service. The company's rapid growth led him to relocate the business to North Carolina where it currently resides on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. As of November 10, 2012, Bandwidth.com maintains a workforce of over 300 employees, and had reported 2009 revenues in excess of US $87 million.[3]

Partnership[edit]

In July 2011, Bandwidth.com started working with Alabama's 911 centers to allow people to send text messages, pictures and videos to 911 in 2013.[4]

Bandwidth.com was a sponsor of the FreePBX Project,[5][6][7] until its acquisition by Schmooze Com Inc in early 2013.[8]

Bandwidth.com also manages the assignment of telephone numbers for Google Voice— a carrier search on a Google Voice number, for example, will indicate that the carrier's identity is Bandwidth.com.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VoIP Goes to Business Class". Red Herring. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ Patsuris, Penelope (10 September 1999). "Bandwidth.com flips the switch". Forbes. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Bandwidth.com Profile". Inc. Inc. Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ Gray, Jeremy (July 18, 2011). "Photos, texting, videos on horizon for Alabama's future emergency 911 calls". The Birmingham News. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property Policy". FreePBX. 
  6. ^ "Teademark Policy on About US page references bandwidth.com". FreePBX. May 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Tony C (April 2, 2013). "Freepbx owned by Schmooze com". FreePBX. I am a little late here but I want to clarify something 
  8. ^ "Schmooze Com Acquires FreePBX & SIPSTATION". Schmooze Com. February 22, 2013. 

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