RALEIGH, NC – May 15, 2013 – Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest growing communications technology companies - today announced that General Counsel Chris Matton was named Outstanding Corporate Counsel-Private Company by the Triangle Business Journal last month.
RALEIGH, NC – May 6, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced three additions to the executive team, appointing Ken Grelck as Senior Vice President of Sales, Brent Mello as Vice President of Origination and Messaging Products and Ryan Henley as Vice President of Customer Operations.
RALEIGH, NC – March 20, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced the addition of Zingaya, a developer of Web-based VoIP applications for e-commerce websites and customer service call centers, to its roster of innovative communication service provider customers.
RALEIGH, NC – March 7, 2013 – Republic Wireless, home of the Wi-Fi and cellular unlimited smartphone plan for as little as $19 a month, announces a new Android app, Republic Wireless Wi-Fi+. With Wi-Fi+, it’s easier than ever for members to check the strength and quality of a particular Wi-Fi connection and automatically log their phones on to more than 12 million public Wi-Fi hotspots around the world as curated by the hugely popular crowd sourced Devicescape solution.
RALEIGH, NC – March 6, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced the unification of its inetwork wholesale division and its SIP Trunking business into the new Bandwidth Wholesale and Enterprise Division. The move further expands Bandwidth’s ability to support and help its customers like Google, RingCentral, Marchex and Skype drive innovation.
RALEIGH, NC – February 20, 2013 – Republic Wireless, the nation’s first hybrid Wi-Fi and cellular smartphone service with unlimited data, talk and text, announces a lower cost Motorola DEFY XT for $99 with a no-contract $29 a month service plan. The company will continue to offer its popular $19 a month service plan, with a $249 Motorola DEFY XT.
RALEIGH, NC – February 7, 2013 – Bandwidth, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced BizVoIP.com as a new Unified Communication Trunking (UC Trunking) customer. Bandwidth UC Trunking is a private label SIP Trunking solution that lets BizVoIP.com replace referral agreements by adding voice calling into the company’s portfolio of unified communications services to directly participate in voice revenue streams.
RALEIGH, NC – December 12, 2012 – Bandwidth’s inetwork division, the leading choice for innovative and scalable voice, 9-1-1 and SMS solutions, today announced it selected Voxeet as the grand prize winner of the company’s Voice App Igniter Challenge, developed to discover the next disruptive voice and messaging application. As the Challenge winner, Voxeet will receive up to $600,000 in IP communications services from inetwork. Voxeet will use this investment to support its efforts to replace outdated, traditional audio conferencing solutions with its breakthrough Natural Conferencing app.
RALEIGH, NC – December 12, 2012 – A much-anticipated Wi-Fi smartphone plan that costs just $19 per month became widely available today as Republic Wireless began nationwide shipments of a new breed of smartphones. The service is already a hit with holiday shoppers looking for no-contract service that delivers value and performance.
Raleigh, North Carolina – November 28, 2012 – Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest growing tech companies, and Yealink, a leading provider of VoIP phone and IP communication solutions, today announced they are contributing complimentary Phonebooth cloud based business phone service and hardware to the dozens of startups making their home in the American Underground, a Durham-based startup hub.
RALEIGH, NC – October 26, 2012 – Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest growing tech companies, is marking its arrival in a new headquarters at NC State’s Centennial Campus with a series of events.
Raleigh, NC - October 23, 2012 - Bandwidth, one of the Triangle's fastest-growing technology companies, today announced it was named to the "Grant Thornton North Carolina 100" list. The list recognizes companies demonstrating the tenacity, grit, staying power and business acumen required to be one of the 100 largest privately owned businesses in the state.
Raleigh, NC - October 16, 2012 - Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced it was named to the “Best Places to Work” list by Triangle Business Journal. The award is part of the publication’s annual program recognizing the top employers in the region. Winners were chosen based on an employee survey process conducted by Quantum Market Research.
Cary, NC - July 31, 2012 - republic wireless, a division of Bandwidth, and the nation’s first Wi-Fi-centric mobile operator, today reopened its $19/month unlimited Beta to new customers, offering an all-new handset, the Motorola DEFY XT.
TechCrunch, July 31, 2012
GigaOM, July 31, 2012
PCWorld, July 31, 2012
Cary, NC - July 10, 2012 - Reporter Cheryl Casone mentions Bandwidth's 30 job openings and excellent benefits. In addition, the piece showcased top jobs (engineering, software/mobile developers, operations, sales & marketing), along with the headlines “Benefits at Bandwidth.com: Company Pays 100% of Insurance,” and “Growing Wider: Bandwidth.com to Hire 200 in Next 3 YRS.”
Cary, NC – June 25, 2012 -- Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced that Rebecca Bottorff, Chief People Officer, was named a 2012 “Women in Business” award winner by Triangle Business Journal.
Cary, NC – June 13, 2012 -- Bandwidth, one of the Triangle’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced it will move its corporate headquarters from Cary to Raleigh to occupy the former Red Hat office space at Centennial Campus.
Research Triangle Park, NC – June 4, 2012 -- inetwork, a leader in IP-based 9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) solutions, today announced the Alabama Wireless 9-1-1 Board signed an agreement with the company to deliver one of the nation's first statewide NG9-1-1 call routing solutions. Alabama selected inetwork over eight competing proposals.
Cary, NC – September 30, 2011 -- inetwork, the nation's largest and fastest-growing integrated voice and emergency services network provider, today announced the official rebranding of the Bandwidth.com Wholesale division to inetwork. inetwork enjoyed record growth in 2011, and now serves nearly 500 business customers including Skype, Google, Pinger, GroupMe, RingCentral, and IBBS, among many other.
Cary, NC – March 30, 2011 -- Bandwidth.com announced the closing of a $22 million private equity financing from Carmichael Partners. Carmichael is a growth equity investment firm that was co-founded in 2010 by former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and veteran private equity investor Brian Bailey.
Cary, NC – February 23, 2011 -- Bandwidth.com, a nationwide supplier of VoIP network services to Voice 2.0 innovators such as Skype, Pinger, and others, today announced the acquisition of dash Carrier Services (dash), a North American-based provider of tier-one emergency services and wholesale carrier voice solutions.
Cary, NC - January 18, 2011 - Bandwidth.com, Inc., a privately held telecommunications company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, announced today that it has signed a commercial deal with the Verizon wireline companies under which the parties agree to terminate each other's VoIP traffic at a rate of $0.0007 per minute.
Cary, NC - November 8, 2010 - Bandwidth.com, Inc., one of the nation's largest and fastest growing phone networks and a provider of innovative communication services for businesses, is pleased to announce that its CEO David Morken has been named as a finalist for the 2010 North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) 21 Awards as "Tech Executive of the Year." The company has also been selected as a finalist for a NCTA 21 Award in the category of "Best Product or Service Technology Company."
Cary, NC - November 8, 2010 - Bandwidth.com, Inc., one of the nation's largest and fastest growing phone networks and a provider of innovative communication services for businesses, announces the additions of four new executives to its leadership team: Chris Matton, as General Counsel; Rebecca Bottorff, as Chief People Officer; Brian Dally, as General Manager of Mobile Solutions; and Earl Wright, as Vice President of Operations.
Cary, NC - November 5, 2010 - Bandwidth.com, Inc., one of the nation's largest and fastest growing phone networks and a provider of innovative communication services for businesses, was named one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Research Triangle Park area by the Triangle Business Journal. The Fast 50 Awards honor companies for entrepreneurial excellence and achievement in the past year.
Cary, NC - March 10, 2010 -- Bandwidth.com, a nationwide supplier of VoIP phone service and data to SMBs, today announced the release of Phonebooth Free, an inbound cloud phone system for small businesses and independent professionals. Phonebooth Free comes with Contact Us Plus, a dynamic, clickable widget that businesses can install on their "Contact Us" page. Additionally, Bandwidth.com announced the general availability of Phonebooth On-demand, a full-featured phone system that comes with unlimited local and long-distance minutes, 24x7 business class support and support for HD office phones for $20 per month, per user.
What People Are Saying:
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ReadWriteWeb, March 9, 2010
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December 15, 2009 -- Bandwidth.com, a nationwide CLEC and leading supplier of VoIP and SIP Trunking service, today announced the general availability of wholesale voice origination on the FlexNetwork - its nationwide, all-IP voice network. The FlexNetwork is quickly becoming the network of choice for Voice 2.0 innovators because it features the latest IP voice technology, full geographic redundancy for mission-critical applications, and an API that allows companies to integrate into the FlexNetwork's number management system. Additionally, Bandwidth.com works with FlexNetwork customers to expose new functionality, such as SMS capability, that allows Voice 2.0 application providers to enhance their offerings to customers.
August 05, 2009 - Today at the ClueCon Open Source Telephony Developers Conference, the FreePBX project, sponsored by Bandwidth.com, announced the immediate availability of the Developer's Preview of FreePBX v3. FreePBX is the most popular open source telephony management GUI, and is the basis for the management interfaces in AsteriskNOW, Trixbox CE and many other open source PBX distributions. It has been downloaded over 3 million times, and counts approximately 300,000 active phone systems.
August 05, 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.
August 05, 2009 - Bandwidth.com today announced that it has started an enterprise sales team and aligned its channel efforts to provide better support for responding to enterprise Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) opportunities. "We have seen a surge in enterprise VoIP opportunities in 2009, as CIOs have begun to realize the compelling user features and dramatic cost savings of moving to VoIP," said Jeff Uphues, VP of Sales for Bandwidth.com. "Bandwidth.com's purpose-built 100% IP voice network, combined with our nationwide CLEC status, give us a unique advantage to service multi-location enterprises as they transition to VoIP."
June 02, 2009 - Zultys and Bandwidth.com share a vision: both companies are committed to providing SIP-based IP voice in order to save businesses money and ensure high-quality, reliable voice service. Now, the Zultys MX family of IP PBX servers interoperates with Bandwidth.com's nationwide SIP Trunking service.
May 19, 2009 - Bandwidth.com, a nationwide provider of business telephone and internet services, today announced that co-founders, David Morken, CEO, and Henry Kaestner, Executive Chairman, are finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (R) 2009 Award in the Carolinas. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Morken & Kaestner were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on 18 June 2009 at the Westin Charlotte.
May 15, 2009 - Bandwidth.com, the fastest growing private telecommunications company in the US three years running (Inc. 500), is proud to announce that co-founder and Executive Chairman Henry Kaestner has been recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a top leader under 40. This award honors 40 top community and business leaders under the age of 40 that accomplished significant career milestones last year and demonstrated substantial involvement in community service initiatives.
December 23, 2008 - "#4. Free hosted IP PBX - if you buy SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunks: One of the key benefits of hosted VoIP, or hosted IP PBX, is the money it can save companies by cutting calling costs and making the purchase of premise phone systems unnecessary. In September, Bandwidth.com took that benefit to the extreme by offering free IP PBX service to customers of its Internet access and SIP trunking services."
(From the article by Robert Poe, VoIP-News.com)
November 14, 2008 - Bandwidth.com recently engaged Philippe Lindheimer, lead developer of FreePBX to become Open Source Community Developer at Bandwidth.com, and has committed significant time and funding to support the FreePBX community.
The motivation, according to Mr. Lindheimer, was "to expand the scope of FreePBX while protecting its charter to make sure it remains open and strong."
What people are saying:
- Build a Better Robot
- Fierce VoIP
- The VoIP Experience #70 (audio interview with Mr. Lindheimer)
(For the original blog announcement from Mr. Lindheimer, please visit FreePBX.org)
November 13, 2008 - "As more and more big IT shops can attest, using a VoIP PBX telephone system has tremendous cost advantages. The biggest one is for your remote workers who can have extensions on your headquarters' phone system. These systems are also very flexible in terms of call handling, and offer other features such as call forwarding, multiple simultaneous rings (where an incoming call can be answered wherever it is more convenient), so-called follow-me (where incoming calls are routed to particular numbers at particular times of the day), and do-not-disturb.
"Now businesses are able to get features that can set the rules on how they are contacted, and be able to conduct more business when they aren't in their office," says Henry Kaestner, the founder and CEO of Internet phone provider Bandwidth.com, one of the many vendors that offer this kind of service."
(Taken from the article by David Strom, PC World)
November 7, 2008 - Based in Cary, Bandwidth.com ranked sixth on the 2008 list of the 50 fastest growing local firms. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP compiles the list annually, evaluating private companies headquartered in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Meriting a mention on the list requires a minimum of $3 million in revenue for the current year and outstanding results on two metrics: dollar growth and percentage rate of growth over a three-year period. Besides posting strong growth, firms were judged on "entrepreneurial excellence and achievement" and whether or not they "bring to the table best practices in their respective industries."
October 28, 2008 - The experts have spoken: they recognize Bandwidth.com as a great way for businesses to cut costs, an immediate concern in the current climate.
Kelvin Goodson of ihotdesk.com declares:
VoIP 'leaves small firms free to grow'
Robert Poe of Voip-News.com reports:
15 Ways to Use VoIP to Save Money During the Downturn
Carl Weinschenk of ITBusinessEdge.com asks:
Will Economy Lead VoIP Back to its Money-Saving Basics?
Also, the company's independence in a consolidation-prone telecom market merits a mention on Localtechwire.com's technology blog.
Zig Fekete, Co-founder of IP Communications describes:
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October 20, 2008 - The NCTA 21 Awards are recognized as North Carolina's most prestigious awards, celebrating innovation and excellence in North Carolina. This annual showcase honors companies and individuals in 21 categories who represent the best and brightest in technology and business. The awards are grouped in five categories: Technology Industry, Stage of Development, Functional, Leadership and Excellence.
October 2, 2008 - Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS), a market leader in IP communications infrastructure, today announced that it has completed the first phase implementation of a next-generation network (NGN) deployment with Bandwidth.com. The new all IP network at Bandwidth.com will deliver secure, advanced business communications services to small and medium businesses across the United States.
September 29, 2008 - Bandwidth.com, a complete business communications provider offering advanced voice and data services to small and medium businesses, announced the release of Phonebooth, which frees small businesses from the capital investment and maintenance headaches of traditional IP-PBXs.
September 29, 2008 - Bandwidth.com, a nationwide provider of complete business telecom services, announces today that Triangle Business Journal recognized it as one of the Triangle region's 15 Best Places to Work in the large business category. The award honors the Cary, North Carolina based company for its commitment to developing innovative programs for employee involvement, fostering a remarkable workplace, and encouraging a corporate environment that enables workers to thrive.
September 24, 2008 - Today Bandwidth.com and Microsoft Corp. enter into a strategic marketing alliance agreement to enable Response Point customers to take advantage of Bandwidth.com's superior availability and quality. As the second largest internet provider of business voice service in the U.S., Bandwidth.com offers industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based phone lines that seamlessly provide dial tone to small businesses using Response Point across one of the largest and most advanced IP networks in North America.
(From the article by Robert Poe, VoIP-News.com)
September 24, 2008 - Bandwidth.com, a leading business communications provider offering advanced VoIP, Internet Services and Managed Network Services, has entered into a technology partnership with Telchemy,(R) Incorporated, the global leader in Voice and Video over IP performance management technology, to integrate Telchemy's DVQattest quality assessment technology into their management framework. Telchemy's performance analysis technologies enable network administrators to monitor the quality of individual calls, aggregate data to determine overall quality of the network, and then implement changes to enhance the quality of service for users.
August 26, 2008 - "The key question people want to ask successful entrepreneurs is simple: "What's the secret sauce of your success?"
Henry Kaestner and David Morken, the co-founders of Bandwidth.com, offer an unexpected, succinct but powerful answer - especially when it comes to life's bottom line, not just dollars and cents.
"We've been very blessed by God," Kaestner told me. "We work hard to honor Him and the talents He's given us."
Instead of cents, make that sense.
(Taken from the article by Rick Smith, WRAL Local Tech Wire Publisher and Editor)
August 21, 2008 - Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium-sized businesses, today named Bandwidth.com as 1 of only 9 companies to make the Inc. 500 list for three consecutive years. Bandwidth.com, a complete business communications provider offering advanced VoIP, Internet Services and Managed Network Services to small and medium businesses grew 703.4% over a three year period.
August 19, 2008 - "Grandstream Networks, Bandwidth.com and VoIP Supply have joined efforts to offer a competitive full-solution package to small- to medium-sized (SMB) customers.
Bandwidth.com, a complete business communications provider offering advanced VoIP, Internet services and managed network services to the SMB, recently tested and certified interoperability with Grandstream's award-winning GXE502x IPPB and GPX Enterprise phone system on their network. This end-to-end solution is available exclusively through Grandstream's Certified Partner, VoIP Supply."
(Taken from the article in Phone+)
July 23, 2008 - "Bandwidth.com is taking a run at becoming a next-generation CLEC. It will be certified to do business as in all 50 states by the end of July. And, it will roll out VoIP origination to 195 LATAs by the end of the year. To fill up this network, it has targeted indirect channels and launched its partner program June 1. Already two master agents - Telecom Brokerage Inc. (TBI) and World Telecom Group - are processing orders with Bandwidth.com."
(Taken from the article by Khali Henderson, Phone+)
July 06, 2008 - "How many business VoIP seats are out there? Ike Elliott's Telecosm blog has published data published or provided by business service providers, along with an interesting four quadrant chart to position the players by size and markets.
Out of 15 VoIP providers providing or publishing data, CBeyond reports the largest number of business VoIP seats--over 440,000--served, with Bandwidth.com ranked second with 10,000 hosted seats and 110,000 trunks. New Global Telecom (NGT) is third with 82,000 seats and 8x8 isn't far behind with 79,970 seats. It should be noted the data isn't by any means comprehensive, but a compilation based upon data voluntarily provided by surveyed businesses."
(Taken from the article by Doug Mohney, FierceVoIP)
July, 2008 - "In all, 24 companies were honored as the Healthiest Companies in the Triangle for their committment to corporate wellness. Amongst these winners each of the event sponsors presented a special award. Rex Healthcare presented the REX UNC Healthcare Healthiest Company award. Blue Cross Blue Shield presented the BCBS of North Carolina Wellness at Work award and Business Leader Media presented the Business Leader Media Wellness in the Community award."
(Taken from the article in Business Leader Magazine)
June 03, 2008 - Bandwidth.com announces the BoxSet service bundles that feature unlimited calling, bundled internet service, flat rate pricing, nationwide availability and the capability to work with virtually any phone system all tailored specifically for the small-to-medium-sized business (SMBs).
Bandwidth.com is now capable of delivering the BoxSet communication service bundles to millions of business locations in over 300 metropolitan markets across the United States. By uniquely leveraging our nationwide IP network with multiple network access methods, Bandwidth.com now offers one of the most ubiquitous SMB services bundle at a flat rate price point that start as low as $179 per month.
April 1, 2008 - "A recession is going to be a very good thing for VoIP," says Bandwidth.com CEO Henry Kaestner. "One level, and this is something that might be very obvious, but any type of service that saves a business money is going to be widely adopted in a recession. But also secondarily, the efficiencies that come about because of VoIP adoption are important, whether it's unified messaging or presence features or any number of things that will drive worker efficiencies will also result in cost savings."
(Taken from the article by Tara Seals, Phone+)
March 18, 2008 - TalkSwitch(R), the leader in the design and manufacture of innovative phone systems for small and multi-location businesses, and Bandwidth.com, a leading nationwide provider of complete business communications solutions, today announced full interoperability between TalkSwitch IP PBXs and the Bandwidth.com network, a development that will offer tremendous benefits for small businesses across the U.S....
February 28, 2008 - "Bandwidth.com has added SIP trunking and hosted VoIP services to its ecommerce portal, offering businesses a $44.99-per-month VoIP package. Ordered direct from its online portal, the service promises small and medium size businesses a fully featured enterprise-level phone system without the need for either a "Phone Guy" or a "Sales Guy."
(Taken from the article by Tom Burton in FierceVoIP)
January 30, 2008 - "Congratulations to our 2007/2008 Business Leader of the Year and Impact Business Leaders in the Triangle," said Vera Simms, publisher of Business Leader magazine. "This award recognizes their tremendous achievements and the contributions their companies have made to the Triangle business community."
Business Leader Media awards its Business Leader of the Year and Impact Business Leaders annually in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte. A Triangle Business Leader of the Year has been chosen since 1997.
(Taken from the article in dBusinessNews.com)