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Arbinet Reduces Fees on Private Exchange


Arbinet Reduces fees on Private Exchange SM

Low risk, easy-to-use access to Direct Routes
New Brunswick, NJ, USA – September 23, 2009Arbinet Corporation. [Nasdaq: ARBX], a leading provider of voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally, has significantly reduced the fees it charges to transport traffic on Private ExchangeSM, an easy to use, low-risk outsourcing service. Fees have been reduced to the majority of destinations around the world by up to 57%. Arbinet’s voice termination and origination options also include thexchange™, the industry’s leading marketplace for buying and selling voice communications and a traditional wholesale model called Arbinet Carrier Services.  

Private Exchange enables retail service providers and carriers to easily and cost-effectively create virtual interconnections with corresponding carriers that have direct routes into their markets. Users negotiate rates and volumes between themselves using an online tool. Arbinet routes, bills and settles between the designated parties. 

“We use Private Exchange to reach a number of corresponding direct providers”, states Tobias Skog, VP Head of Trading and Mobile Data, of TeliaSonera International Carrier, a part of the leading Nordic and Baltic telecommunications group. “We are able to route our traffic to carriers we select, but save on CAPEX, provisioning, protocol conversion and back office costs.  Arbinet handles everything except the negotiation of rates between TeliaSonera and our suppliers.”

Private Exchange users benefit from improved circuit utilization and increased network efficiency while reducing the back-office costs associated with managing numerous interconnections. TDM/VoIP conversion and VoIP protocol support are included. Swap agreements and volume commitment deals are facilitated. Online reporting tools with automatic alerting enable monitoring of quality and volumes. Private Exchange has the ability to resolve Number Portability issues by checking routed traffic against Arbinet’s Global Number Portability Database to ensure that calls are sent to the correct terminating carrier. The service is supported by CreditWatchSM, Arbinet’s credit management system backed by third party underwriting that protects sellers and guarantees fast, reliable payment. 

“Arbinet’s Private Exchange provides a streamlined service to do business with new customers without the hassle of interconnection,” said Jan Dingenhouts, Commercial Director for MTN International Carrier Services. “We don’t have to worry about payment, credit checks, circuit charges, or contractual negotiation.  We simply send the invite, make new offers, and we are in business.  It is all done online and is a cost-effective solution for us to bring in additional revenue that we would otherwise not have access to.”

“We are working hard to provide the international voice community with flexible, cost-effective ways to originate and terminate voice traffic,” said Dan Powdermaker, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arbinet. “The Private Exchange cost reductions are one of a number of changes we have made at Arbinet to help our customers, suppliers and Exchange members more effectively serve their end-users and compete.”

Private Exchange is available to all thexchange members and Carrier Service customers and providers for the routing of retail traffic to direct termination routes.

For more information about Arbinet, Arbinet Carrier Services, the industry’s largest International Voice Trading Exchange™, Private Exchange (PEX) or Arbinet Data Exchange, please visit or e-mail [email protected]

About Arbinet

Arbinet is a leading provider of international voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally. With more than 1100 carriers across the world connected to the Arbinet Network, Arbinet combines global scale with sophisticated platform intelligence, call routing and industry leading credit management and settlement capabilities. Customers and suppliers include many leading fixed line, mobile, wholesale and VoIP carriers as well as calling card, ISPs and content providers around the world who buy and sell voice and IP telecommunications capacity and content. For more information, please visit www.arbinet,com , call +1.732.509.9100 or email [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding anticipated future revenues, growth, capital expenditures, management’s future expansion plans, expected product and service developments or enhancements, discussions of strategy, and future operating results. Various risks and uncertainties may cause Arbinet’s actual results to differ materially. Please refer to Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2009, and other filings that have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Arbinet assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise and such statements are current only as of the date they are made.

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