Airespring

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AireSpring
Private
Industry

B2B High Speed Internet, Voice and Cloud services

Internet Service Provider
Founded June 12, 2002 (2002-06-12)
Headquarters Van Nuys, California, United States
Key people

Avi Lonstein
(President and CEO)
Arno Vigen
(Chief Financial Officer)
Daniel Lonstein
(Chief Operating Officer)
David Lonstein
(EVP of Product Management)
Ellen Cahill
(Senior VP of Marketing)
Ron McNab
(Senior VP of Sales)
Vicky Weatherwax
(Senior VP of Customer Operations)
Darren Sandford
(Senior VP of Operations)

Kevin Griffo
(Senior VP of Wholesale Voice)
Products Data, Voice, MPLS, Cloud Hosted PBX, Cloud Contact Center, Conferencing
Services National provider of Local, Long Distance, Internet, MPLS, IP communications
Owner Avi Lonstein
Number of employees
175
Website www.airespring.com


AireSpring is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier that provides cloud communications and managed connectivity services to businesses. Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, the company provides voice, data, and IP services to around 10,000 small, medium-sized, and large enterprises in more than 80 major metropolitan markets across the United States.[1]

History[edit]

AireSpring was founded in 2001 by Avi, Daniel, and David Lonstein who in 1997 sold ADDTEL Communications, Inc., their privately held company who resold switched long distance, to SA Communications, Inc.[2] The Lonstein brothers reinvested a portion of their returns into a new company whose sole focus was on the small to medium-sized business market and called it AireSpring. The company began where they left off, selling switched long distance services.[3] Since then, AireSpring has expanded its portfolio to include local phone service, dedicated internet, ethernet, MPLS VPN, and VoIP/SIP trunking services.[4]

In 2014, AireSpring acquired hosted contact center provider, simplyCT.[5]

Network[edit]

AireSpring is a facilities-based network provider in the United States and operates a nationwide network.[6] When AireSpring customers are located in an area that can not access the network directly, AireSpring leverages one of its wholesale agreements with AT&T, Verizon Business, XO Communications, Global Crossing (now Level 3 Communications), PAETEC (now Windstream), or Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink), for last-mile connectivity.[7][8] In 2010, AireSpring processed 4 billion phone calls through its network.[9]

Services[edit]

The company offers a broad range of services to its business and wholesale customers. These services include:

Distribution channels[edit]

AireSpring sells its services through two channels: the indirect sales channel and the wholesale division. [16][17]

Ron McNab and Charles Lomond of AireSpring present the 2011 Partner Elite award to Adam Edwards of Telarus, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long Distance Telephone Companies". Better Business Bureau. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Addtel merges with SA Telecommunications". Dallas Business Journal. 14 January 1997. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "AireSpring Company Overview". Phone Dog - Telecom News. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Company Overview of Airespring, Inc.". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Introducing AireContact, Enterprise-Class, Cloud-Based Contact Center Solutions". PRWeb. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "AireSpring Network at a Glance". Solveforce Carrier Reviews. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Regulatory Charges and Surcharges". AireSpring Customer Updates. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "AireSpring Launches two New Services: AirePBX Hosted IP PBX Solution and AireSpring Meshed MPLS". Telecom Industry Updates. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Toshiba and AireSpring Certify Interoperability of Strata CIX VoIP Systems and AireSpring SIP Trunking". Telecom Industry Updates. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "AireSpring Data:SIP Review". Business Phone Solutions. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "AireSpring Launches MPLS-VPN Service". Telecom News. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "CEO Spotlight: AireSpring's Avi Lonstein". TMCnet. 13 April 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Innovation Network Members". Telecom News. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "AireSpring Launches Cloud Hosted IP-PBX Solution". The Hosting News. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  15. ^ Holverson, Austin (13 September 2012). "AireSpring Releases Version 2.0 of Cloud Hosted IP PBX for Business". Telecom Channel Updates. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "IP Communications Company AireSpring Looks to Grow Channel Manager Team". TMCnet. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "AireSpring Names Telarus 2010 Top Channel Partner". Telecom Industry News. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 

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