Arbinet Quadruples VoIP Exchange Delivery Points with PacketExchange Agreement
New Brunswick, NJ, April 13, 2006 – Arbinet-thexchange, Inc. [Nasdaq: ARBX], the leading electronic market for trading, routing and settling communications capacity, announced today that it has entered into a commercial arrangement with wide-area peering innovator, PacketExchange, to offer VoIP service providers the ability to connect to its voice exchange using a quality managed private IP backbone from 24 PoPs in Europe.
Under this arrangement, current and future Arbinet Members will enjoy the benefits of the enhanced performance of a high quality private IP backbone to reach thexchange. These 24 PoPs will function as Arbinet VoIP Exchange Delivery Points (VoIP EDPs). In addition, Arbinet will extend its range of voice services to existing and future PacketExchange customers who connect to the company’s network from all of its global points of presence.
"Our agreement with PacketExchange will be extremely beneficial to our VoIP Members, allowing them to interconnect at any of these PacketExchange PoPs and transport their VoIP calls to Arbinet’s voice on thexchange platform," said Steve Heap, Arbinet CTO."
"This secure network provides the highest QoS possible and minimizes latency and packet loss. This is especially beneficial for VoIP Service Providers looking to purchase retail quality termination through thexchange. The addition of 24 VoIP EDPs illustrates Arbinet’s commitment to simplifying connectivity for our Members and recognizes the growing importance of VoIP interconnects to major service providers."
New VoIP EDPs available include:
Amsterdam – 4 PoPs
Dublin – 4 PoPs
Frankfurt – 2 PoPs
London – 10 PoPs
Kieron O’Brien, CEO of PacketExchange commented:
"For us, the arrangement is a ‘win, win’ situation. Arbinet Members stand to directly benefit from the unique capability of the PacketExchange network to carry voice traffic and effectively bypass the delays of the public Internet. As well as extending the high quality VoIP services to customers connecting to the thexchange from Europe, PacketExchange customers will also be able to access a new suite of voice services. At a time when corporate and domestic service providers are waking up to the vast benefits and potential of IP telephony, service quality and delivery is all important. The rigorous performance parameters offered by our network will help Arbinet meet its commercial objectives."
Arbinet is the leading electronic market for trading, routing and settling communications capacity. Members of the exchange, consisting primarily of communications service providers, buy and sell voice calls and Internet capacity based on route quality and price through its centralized, efficient and liquid marketplace. Members place orders through a web-based interface. Its fully automated, highly scalable trading platform matches these orders using proprietary software and delivers them through state-of-the-art facilities.
Ranked 14th in The Sunday Times (Microsoft) Index of leading technology companies, PacketExchange provides faster, cheaper and more cost effective Internet connectivity and data communications to service providers and corporate users. The company has developed innovative services to minimise the inefficiencies of the public Internet, by enabling customers to create direct Internet connections with one another, thus increasing the speed of communication, lowering costs and significantly improving quality. Launched in 2001, PacketExchange was cash-positive after 22 months and has been profitable ever since. Its clients include Microsoft, Google, Telewest, KPN, Blue Square and Yahoo! www.packetexchange.net
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