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Press Release -- August 27th, 2012
Source: Inteliquent
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Inteliquent Receives 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

CommonPoint® Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteliquent (IQNT), a leading provider of global interconnection and interoperability solutions, announces that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named CommonPoint® as a recipient of a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

CommonPoint, part of Inteliquent's comprehensive suite of innovative voice services, is an integrated Voice over IPX (VoIPX) solution designed to help international wireline and mobile carriers simplify and optimize their U.S. voice traffic stream.  CommonPoint takes the complexity out of call termination by enabling the originating carrier to simply route their US traffic on a terminating service provider basis. This enables carriers to optimize their routing and leverage the industry-leading Inteliquent network with direct end office access to more than 550 million subscribers in the U.S., including the support of HD Voice

In addition, CommonPoint supports direct connectivity between service provider networks for the exchange of voice traffic globally. With CommonPoint, carriers can interconnect to Inteliquent via SIP or TDM in over 120 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the globe.  Inteliquent's mobile and wireline CommonPoint customers have enjoyed a number of benefits including, reduced costs, improved quality of service, higher revenues, as well as support of end-to-end services like HD voice.

"CommonPoint is focused on improving voice termination for our International customers, and is more than just a wholesale termination option: it is a comprehensive solution that successfully simplifies the complex U.S. numbering system and better manages voice traffic to the U.S.," comments Surendra Saboo, President & COO of Inteliquent. "We are excited to receive the esteemed TMC 'Product of the Year' award for CommonPoint."

"Inteliquent was chosen to receive a 2011 Product of the Year Award for creating outstanding advancements in communications," states Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "CommonPoint has tangible benefits for its customers and provides a strong ROI for the companies that use it. We congratulate Inteliquent on the award and look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future."

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership and thoroughness, which are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2011 through March 2012 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions Websites.

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" that involve substantial risks and uncertainties.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding our strategy, future operations, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements.  The words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "proposed," "plans," "intends," "may," "will," "would," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward‑looking statements we make.  Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the impact of current and future regulation, including intercarrier compensation reform enacted by the Federal Communications Commission; the effects of competition, the risks associated with our ability to successfully develop and market CommonPoint and other VoIPX services,  many of which are beyond our control and all of which could delay or negatively affect our ability to offer or market such services; technological developments; changes in general economic or market conditions, and other important factors included in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2011, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports.  Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

About Inteliquent

Headquartered in Chicago, Inteliquent (operating under the legal name of Neutral Tandem Inc., Tinet SpA and/or any of their affiliates) provides intelligent networking to solve challenging interconnection and interoperability issues on a global scale.  With an advanced MPLS network that is highly interconnected to carriers around the world, Inteliquent provides voice, IP Transit, Ethernet and hosted service solutions to major carriers, service providers, and content management firms based in over 80 countries and six continents. With over 120 Ethernet sites worldwide, the company is one of the largest global Ethernet interconnection providers, a top five global IP transit provider and has a leading IPv6 network. Please visit Inteliquent's website at www.inteliquent.com and follow us on Twitter@Inteliquent.

About TMC

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com 

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