Inteliquent

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Inteliquent
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1997
Headquarters Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
Key people
Products Voice, Messaging
Website www.inteliquent.com

Inteliquent is a communications enabler offering network-based voice and messaging services to wireless, cable, carriers and communication service providers. Inteliquent's products include voice, toll-free, and messaging services.

Inteliquent is privately held by GTCR and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

History[edit]

In 2003, Inteliquent created the first independent tandem network - a "network of networks" uniquely interconnecting disparate carrier networks to facilitate the exchange of traffic. This network greatly streamlined the way wireless, cable, CLEC and broadband telephony companies routed local transit traffic between one another, and formed the foundation for later interconnection service arrangements[citation needed].

  • 1997 - MEANS and MRNet become Onvoy, Inc.
  • 2001 - Neutral Tandem was incorporated.
  • 2003 - Neutral Tandem's first location opened at 2 North LaSalle Street in Chicago.
  • 2004 - Neutral Tandem acquired Origin Communications.
  • 2006 - Completed the installation of a national IP backbone and extended its reach by interconnecting 179 markets.
  • 2007 - Neutral Tandem's first public offering on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol IQNT and Zayo acquired Onvoy, Inc.
  • 2008 - Neutral Tandem fully transitioned to an all-IP core network. Added terminating and originating switched access services, which are provided in connection with long distance calls.
  • 2010 - Named no. 2 on Crain’s Fast 50 (fastest-growing companies by five-year revenue growth).[1] - Completed acquisition of Tinet SpA, an Italian-based global carrier in the IP Transit and Ethernet wholesale market.[2] - Reached 108.5 billion network billed minutes, an increase of 23.5% over 2009; and revenue of $199.8 million, an increase of 18.3% compared to $168.9 million in 2009.
  • 2011 - Named no. 2 on Forbes’ annual Top 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in America.[3] - Awarded Crain’s Fast Fifty ranking of No. 12 on the list of fastest-growing companies in Chicago[4] - Ranked 59 on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 list of “100 Fastest-Growing Companies"[5] - Listed 38 on Forbes Magazine list of America’s Best Small Companies[6] - Earned 2011 Internet Telephony Excellence award for its HD Voice Interconnection Service[7] - Won Capacity Magazine's 2011 Best Market Innovation Award[8] - Inteliquent and Cisco announce Cloud-Based Unified Communications, using Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution platform.[9]
  • 2012 - Awarded Atlantic-ACM 2012 Global Wholesale "Best in Class" award for Provisioning - Received Crain's Chicago Business "Fast Fifty" award (No. 21)[10] - Neutral Tandem and Tinet formally rebranded as "Inteliquent"[11]
  • 2013 - Awarded Atlantic-ACM Global Wholesale "Best in Class" awards for Billing, Customer Service, Sales Reps, Provisioning, Network Performance and Data Value.[12] - Inteliquent sold Tinet data business to Global Telecom & Technology for $54.5 million, concentrating on its core voice interconnection business.[13]
  • 2014 - Onvoy, LLC acquired Vitelity, LLC and spun out of Zayo.
  • 2015 - Received three Atlantic-ACM Wholesale Service Provider Excellence awards - #1 for Sales Reps, and top ranking scores for Billing and Voice Value.[14] Onvoy acquired Broadvox and Layered Communications.
  • 2016 - Launched Omni, a comprehensive voice and messaging solution for NextGen and Over-The-Top (OTT) service providers[15] - Acquired next-generation software and switching platform provider Shopety/BetterVoice. GTCR became Onvoy's sole private equity firm. Onvoy acquired ANPI, LLC and ANPI Business, LLC.
  • 2017 - GTCR acquired Inteliquent and merged it with Onvoy moving forward as "Inteliquent".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fast 50 2010 A Look At Chicago's Fastest-Growing Companies". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Inteliquent, Inc. (IQNT) - BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS (FY 2012 (10-K))". www.marketvis.io. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  3. ^ Ray, John J. (2011-02-16). "America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies - Forbes". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Focus - Crain's Chicago Business". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  5. ^ "100 Fastest-Growing Companies 2011". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  6. ^ "America's Best Small Companies". Forbes. October 2011. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "TMC Announces 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award Winners". news.tmcnet.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  8. ^ "Capacity magazine Awards 2011". www.capacitymedia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  9. ^ "Neutral Tandem to Offer Cloud-Based Unified Communications Through Cisco Channel Partners (NASDAQ:IQNT)". ir.inteliquent.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Focus - Crain's Chicago Business". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  11. ^ "Interconnection Solutions Firms Neutral Tandem/Tinet Rebrand as Inteliquent - Web Host Industry Review". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  12. ^ "2013 ATLANTIC-ACM Global Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards | ATLANTIC-ACM". www.atlantic-acm.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  13. ^ "GTT buys Inteliquent data business for $54.5 million, enhances Ethernet interconnectivity". FierceTelecom. FierceTelecom. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  14. ^ "ATLANTIC-ACM 2015 Metro Wholesale Service Provider Awards | ATLANTIC-ACM". www.atlantic-acm.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  15. ^ "Inteliquent [NASDAQ:IQNT]: Connections Made Easy". www.theciosolutions.com. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 

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