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Four Colombian Cities Added to DIDX Wholesale Phone Number Marketplace


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May 21, 2009

Four Colombian Cities Added to DIDX Wholesale Phone Number Marketplace

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

A handful of new international phone numbers have been added by wholesale Colombian direct inward dialing (DID)  providers in conjunction with DIDX.
While DID numbers are designed to assist wholesale service providers of VoIP communications to connect to the PSTN, they also cast a wider net bringing with it the potential ability to connect SIP, instant messengers and social community portals.

The range of consumers in this space varies greatly from SMBs and SMEs to students, families and entrepreneurs; each with  the ability to connect to the traditional PSTN through VoIP networks. 
That is, in part, what has made them so popular throughout the world and in emergeing markets.
The Colombia cities of Buenaventura, Buga, Cartago, Palmira and Tulua Clombia were all recently added to the growing list of DIDX DID numbers in South America, by incorporating DIDX ID number 710892.
According to Rehan Ahmed, CEO of Super Technologies, Inc., some of Colombia's largest enterprises – including Leasing Bancolombia., Diageo Colombia., Cadbury Telefónica Telecom, Microsoft (News - Alert) and Hewlett Packard among others – have taken advantage of the direct inward dialing tools provided by DIDX wholesale IP communications members.
For example, Buenaventura is a main port on the Pacific Ocean in Colombia and Buga runs along a main highway between Bogotá and Buenaventura. While, Cartago is known for its discos, condos, and warm weather, Palmira is just 17 miles east of Cali and is known for its plethora of colleges and universities and higher standard of living.
What does all this have to do with DID numbers?
"Latin America is one of the most popular DID purchase areas on DIDX because of the large expatriate population around the world and collaboration with and among large enterprises," said Suzanne Bowen, vice president of Super Technologies, Inc.
In fact, DIDXchange (News - Alert) is a service created by Super Technologies' CEO Rehan Ahmed and it serves as a wholesale direct inward dialing exchange for 12,500 telephony service providers in 170 nations who have access to millions of phone numbers from 1000s of global cities.
Now those cities also include Buenaventura, Buga, Cartago, Palmira and Tulua, Colombia.
Mauricio, a DIDX member in Colombia, was attracted to DIDX because every wholesale telephony company member of DIDX has its own Web dashboard for real-time ordering and configuration, according to Ahmed.
“And they can take advantage of the free API, application programmer interface to simultaneously show millions of DID and DDI from 60 nations on 12,500 DIDX service provider websites and in turn, make available to hundreds of millions of end-users, SME, SMB and consumer," said  Ahmed.
A list of international DID is available including the five new Colombian cities and are at with more detailed information available within the Web business dashboard.
The DIDX Web site also provides local number portability in U.S.A., Canada, France, and U.K. New tools for DIDX seller and buyer telephony service provider members include bulk routing manager, ability to define default ringtone parameters and bulk DID buying or in increments of one or more.
Members can use the back order function, purchase of DID with emphasis on minutes or channels depending upon the needs of the buyer, and have access to the extensive knowledge base at to get answers to FAQs and government requirements regarding DID.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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