April 14, 2010
360networks Announces Enhancements to its Wholesale VoIP Service
Upgrades include support for SMS/MMS and a new Metered Inbound pricing model
SEATTLE, WA – April 14, 2010 — 360networks, a facilities-based full service wholesaler of VoIP, Transport, IP, and Local Access services, today announced enhancements to its VoIP Origination service to include support for short message service/multimedia message service (SMS/MMS) and a new metered inbound pricing model.
360networks’ new SMS/MMS feature utilizes the same carrier grade SMS platform as wireless to wireless SMS, providing accurate routing of messages using real-time updates from industry Local Number Portability database. Provided over a fault tolerant platform, it delivers real-time processing of messages and message tracking via online reporting tools.
“As communications converge, we continue to see requirements from our customers to support applications such as SMS and MMS,” said Rick Coma, senior vice president of 360networks. “As a wholesaler of next-generation communication services we will continue to work closely with our customers and deliver on their requirements.”
The VoIP Origination Metered Inbound pricing model is ideal for communications service providers requiring billing based on total minutes of call time. The model enables customers whose traffic is more burstable in nature to realize greater costs savings and usability than per port models.
“We created this new pricing model to give customers additional flexibility and make it easy for them to work with us,” said Coma.
VoIP Origination is part of the full suite of 360networks wholesale VoIP services including Toll Free Origination as well as Local and Long Distance Termination. 360networks offers VoIP Origination via several different models and feature sets to meet a variety of customer needs.
360networks is a full service wholesaler of VoIP, Transport, IP, and Local Access services, on its wholly owned fiber optic backbone. Its facilities-based network provides deep coverage, spanning over 17,200 miles to over 75 tier 1 to 4 western U.S. markets (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Financially stable and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks enables the nation’s voice, data and web-based application and service providers to quickly pursue next generation strategies, migrate from legacy networks, grow into new markets and services, and increase network diversity. www.360networks.com.
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