Cary, NC -- August 5, 2009 - Bandwidth.com today announced that it is launching a Developer Sandbox Program in order to accelerate development of next-generation applications that are integrated with IP communications. The initial focus of the program will be to enable a select group of telephony-focused developers to join Bandwidth.com's internal pilot projects that are focused on:
- IP communications network functionality, such as next-generation VoIP codecs, the T38 fax protocol, SIP enabled SMS, and HD voice
- Fixed-mobile convergence functionality, such as sharing one number across both mobile and landlines, advanced call-flows and call routing, and unique new telephony applications
- Open source telephony, focused on FreePBX (a Bandwidth.com sponsored open source project)
Bandwidth.com's approach is to catalyze the next generation of telephony applications by the powerful combination of open source telephony software (FreePBX), open access to Bandwidth.com's own VoIP network sandbox, and unique industry partnerships, that allow developers to employ some of the newest telephony innovations.
"Our message to developers is compelling - we are offering them more open access to our carrier VoIP network features, along with a pure open source telephony software platform (FreePBX) which they can use to build any application that they can imagine," said TR Missner, CTO of Bandwidth.com. "We invite developers to get in the sandbox with us to try to extend these technologies to new and different use-cases."
Along with current network features, selected developers will gain access to emerging technologies from Bandwidth.com"s technology partners, such as CounterPath and Ditech Networks.
"CounterPath is pleased to be partnering with Bandwidth.com to push the envelope on FMC technology through the use of our Network Convergence and Messaging Convergence Gateways on Bandwidth.com's network," said Jim O'Brien, Director of NCG Customer Engineering for CounterPath, a leading provider of desktop and mobile VoIP software. "Our internal trials are today enabling Bandwidth.com's customers to place and receive calls and SMS messages seamlessly on both VoIP and mobile networks, increasing efficiencies and cost effectiveness in the enterprise workplace. We are excited to expand our trial through Bandwidth's Developer Sandbox Program which will enable SMS service application development with zero impact to existing voice service infrastructures."
"Ditech Network's new toktok service is the first network-based platform to provide mobile users with one-word access to the web and social networks in the midst of a phone call," said Karl Brown, VP of Marketing at Ditech Networks, Inc. "We are excited to partner with Bandwidth.com to enable developer access to toktok technology in the coming months, as part of Bandwidth's Developer Sandbox Program."
Developers can sign-up now to receive details about the selection process for Bandwidth.com's Developer Sandbox Program at http://sandbox.bandwidth.com. And, don't forget to follow Bandwidth.com at twitter.com/bandwidth for further announcements about the Developer Sandbox program.
As the proud owner of a purpose-built, IP voice network, Bandwidth.com, a nationwide CLEC, has rocketed toward the top of the business VoIP market with a combination of rock-solid services, business-class support and a strong, stable balance sheet. Bandwidth.com has been recognized as the fastest growing private telecom company in the US by Inc. Magazine for 3 years running (2006-2008), and is on pace to deliver over 4 billion minutes of voice traffic in 2009. As a complete business communications provider, Bandwidth.com offers IP voice (VoIP), hosted VoIP, data and managed network services, powered by our nationwide, 100% IP voice network and supported by in-house, 24/7/365 customer service. For more information call (800) 808-5150, and follow us at twitter.com/bandwidth.
Bandwidth.com Media ContactTodd Barr