Voxbone, a company offering high-quality communications in over 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities, recently attended ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2011, an event that brings together industry leaders in the communications and IT industries.
At the event, TMCnet had the chance to speak with Hugh Goldstein (News - Alert), vice president of business development at Voxbone. Goldstein shared what the company does, key information that was taken away from the show, as well as where the company is headed in the future.
Voxbone (News - Alert) is a provider of inbound telephone numbers that are delivered to the SIP endpoints of its 700-plus client base. “They use us to globalize their business, to provide telephone numbers in various different countries to suit their client’s needs,” Goldstein said.
At the show, Goldstein revealed the company’s exhibit showed off multiple innovative products including Vox DID, Vox SMS and Vox Fax. “We have had many nice discussions and have also participated in a couple of different panel discussions -- one on number portability. We provide number portability solutions within our Vox DID for about 20 countries, and we also were given the chance to moderate a panel on unified communications solutions in the cloud, which was very interesting,” Goldstein commented.
Some things that Goldstein took away from the panels is, “I think that unified communications providers, particularly IP PBX (News - Alert), are looking for ways to differentiate and the actual features of a PBX solution are relatively well defined from provider to provider. So, what Voxbone can offer them is the ability to provide their clients with telephone numbers in 50 countries. For example, if someone wants to have a French telephone number that rings on an IP device in Los Angeles, we enable that to happen very efficiently and affordably, so they can take any of these 50 countries and deliver it to customers that need it.”
“We are looking forward to expanding our relationships in the UC and cloud hosted telephony space and enabling them to become global providers, Goldstein added.
As the cloud gains more interest and more people continue to invest in it, Goldstein concluded, “We see ourselves also as a cloud company because we provide a hosted platform where any VoIP provider from various different segments can go in and acquire telephone numbers in 50 countries. Our specialty is we manage these complexities for our clients and we deliver them through the cloud wherever they need it to go.”
Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf