Inteliquent Seeking to Raise Profile

Inteliquent connects millions of phone calls and text messages from U.S. telecom companies like AT&T and Sprint, as well as next-generation communication providers like app developers. It’s a critical role in how people around the world connect each day, but few people know its services exist.

The company’s CEO Matt Carter is looking to change that. ‘We are seeing an explosion of text messaging growth among the population and what these companies are looking for is an alternative network to help them to accommodate all that growth – and that is where we come in,’ said Carter. Last week, Inteliquent said it generated revenue of $90.8 million in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 71.6%, or $37.9 million, from $52.9 million of revenue in the second quarter of 2015. The growth was primarily driven by an increase in minutes of use, as well as an increase in the average rate per minute. The company said its second quarter 2016 net income of $9 million compared to $10.0 million in second quarter of 2015, while its adjusted EBITDA of $19.2 million in second quarter 2016 compared to $21.0 million in second quarter 2015. Minutes of use increased 55.8% to 53.9 billion minutes in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 34.6 billion minutes in the second quarter of 2015. The average rate per minute for the second quarter of 2016 was $0.00168, an increase of 9.8%, compared to $0.00153 for the second quarter of 2015. Inteliquent has a fortress balance sheet with zero debt, $120 million of cash and plenty of borrowing capacity. Carter said the cash position serves a number of purposes including M&A and a dividend. ‘Our cash position helps us win major deals with customers,’ said Carter. ‘If a customer wants to outsource a major part of their network services to us, they can be reassured that they are working with a company that will be around tomorrow.’

Carolina Digital Uses Change Management Expertise to Ensure Successful Hosted VoIP Phone System Implementation for Augusta County Government Center

Augusta County, Virginia

Carolina Digital, which has more than 15 years of experience serving and solving the communication needs of public sector organizations, credits its change management expertise for successfully completing a major hosted VoIP phone system implementation for the Augusta County Government Center, located in Verona, VA.

The implementation, which took several weeks to complete and was part of a procurement process that began in 2015, involved several Augusta County departments and hundreds of employees — including many of whom had never used hosted VoIP phone system technology, hardware or features before.

“Even though shifting from a traditional phone system to hosted VoIP was clearly a positive decision for our organization, change in itself can be stressful and scary for some people,” commented Andy Wells, Director of Augusta County Parks & Recreation, whose department was one of several included in the multi-phase implementation. “But that’s where Carolina Digital truly rose to the occasion. Their team spent a great deal of time patiently and thoroughly answering our questions, and just as importantly, they asked us how we wanted to use the system, and how it could flex around our workflows, needs and preferences. They turned what could have been an intimidating experience into one that was energizing and exciting, and that paved the way for the success that we’re enjoying today.”

“Many companies in the hosted VoIP industry are fairly good on the technology side of things, but have little or no grasp of the fact that customer success is typically won or lost during implementation — because that’s when issues and challenges can emerge with the people who matter most: the end users who will rely on the system to do their jobs,” commented Nicky Smith, Carolina Digital’s CEO and Founder. “That’s why over the years, we’ve focused on refining our change management capacity, and ensuring that it’s a core part of the value we bring to every implementation. Our people are trained and our processes are designed to make the experience positive and progressive. We’re technology experts, but we never lose sight of the fact that what we do is all about real people and solving their problems.”

Added Mr. Wells: “Carolina Digital brought us into the 21st century. The same employees who were reluctant to adopt the new system, are now some of the most enthusiastic users. Nicky and his team are a huge reason for that. They went above and beyond the call of duty, and in my opinion set the standard that all companies working with government should strive to meet.”

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About Carolina Digital
Carolina Digital is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing land lines, cell phones or VoIP phones.

Business VoIP

As low as $15/month per device, Carolina Digital delivers IP-based Fortune-500 PBX features with Polycom or Yealink phones as your only hardware investment. Here is just a partial list of the enterprise features you can benefit from with a hosted telephone service:

  • Keep your local telephone numbers
  • Powerful Enterprise Features
  • Auto-Attendant and Custom Prompts
  • Unlimited calling in the US and Canada
  • Time-Based Call Routing
  • Call Park/Pickup and Hold Options
  • Advanced Voicemail to email
  • Dramatically Lower Cost
  • Easy Setup, Just plug and Play
  • No other equipment or software is needed

Companies of any size to achieve a great business phone system with a full suite of PBX features offered. Moreover, communication through hosted VoIP enables mobile workers to stay in touch while working from remote locations. Your business has sales or support staff you can easily setup a call queue and route calls to the staff that is best qualified to quickly answer your customers questions. If you need an after hours attendant that routed to a mobile employee on-call, that’s easy with the click of the mouse.

With our cloud-based service you have the ability to page a group, transfer a call to someone’s voicemail, connect 10 people to a conference bridge, or listen to your messages on your smartphone.

As a business owner, small business or startup you now has access to a full-featured phone system that would previously have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hundreds of advanced features come standard, giving your customers an enterprise-quality experience.

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Yealink SIP-T48G IP Phone

Revolutionary SIP phone with a 7-inch touch-panel function


The SIP-T48G is Yealink latest revolutionary IP Phone. Newly developed industrial designs and user experience appears the commerce, touch panel enabling switching between screens and application. Yealink Optima HD technology makes it seem like you are face-to-face with the other party. Supports Gigabit Ethernet, It also allows accelerate the usability of call handling and applications by enabling accessories such as the Bluetooth USB Dongle, wired and wireless headsets. The IP Phone supports vast productivity-enhancing features that make the SIP-T48G a productivity tool for today’s busy executives and professionals.

New HD Audio

Yealink Optima HD Voice refers to the combination of software and hardware design as well as the implementation of wideband technology to maximizes the acoustic performance. Coupled with advanced acoustic clarity technology such as full duplex, echo cancellation, adaptive jitter buffer etc. Creating an amazing face-to-face live experience.

A rich visual experience for applications

SIP-T48G Supports vast productivity-enhancing feature such as XML Browser, call forward, call transfer, 3-way conferencing and a superior UC experience. the 7″ 800 x 480-pixel color touch screen with backlight enables rich visual presentation and easier navigation of the menu.

Yealink T48G IP Phone Key Features

  • Revolutionarily new design
  • Yealink Optima HD voice
  • 7″ 800 x 480-pixel color touch screen with backlight
  • Touchscreen Display with Paper Label free design
  • Up to 6 SIP accounts with 29 programmable buttons
  • Headset, EHS support
  • Auto Provisioning (TFTP / FTP / HTTP / PNP / DHCP)
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports that Support PoE
  • Support Bluetooth headset through USB Dongle

  • Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet with POE Support
  • Expansion Module Compatible
  • Stand with 2 adjustable angles or Wall mountable

About Yealink: Founded in 2001, Yealink, a leading provider of VoIP Phone and IP communication solutions, has been focusing on VoIP products characterized by reliable quality, easy deployment and affordable price for more than 10 years. Today customers across various industries from over 140 countries rely on Yealink as the backbone of global collaboration to extend the value of network communication. For more information, please visit:

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Four Reasons to Move Your Phone System to The Cloud

When it comes to business phone systems, there are several decisions that an organization must make.

Perhaps the most basic, though important, is whether to pursue an on-premise or cloud-based solution. While there are advantages to both, many firms are increasingly reaching the conclusion that a cloud-based option is superior. Here are four reasons why cloud business phone systems are becoming more popular.

1. Lower Upfront Cost
One of the biggest advantages offered by a cloud business phone system is a low upfront cost. An on-site solution, on the other hand, requires significant costs on the front end, as the company needs to purchase and install a server on the premises. This makes cloud business phone systems particularly appealing to smaller businesses, as upfront costs are typically more of a burden. Of course, larger firms can also take advantage of these initial cost savings. Read At NetworkWorld Here

2. Greater Scalability
Another key reason for cloud business phone systems is greater scalability. As a business grows and expands it will require more phone lines, more features, more data storage capabilities and so on. With a cloud phone system, the business can increase its usage at any time. If the business contracts or experiences a less busy period, it can reduce usage and save money. With an on-premise solution, the firm must initially purchase a larger-than-needed appliance in order to prepare for growth. Until that time, the firm will essentially have overpaid for its Unified Communications needs, resulting in inefficiencies. When the business’s growth requires an upgrade, it will need to purchase a whole new solution, repeating this process.

3. Better Disaster Recovery
Disasters can and will strike businesses of all sizes, no matter their geographic locations. Organizations need telecommunications solutions they can depend upon in these circumstances. Cloud phone systems are undoubtedly superior in this regard. With the system based off-site, damage that affects the business will not necessarily incapacitate the service provider. The office may be shut down, but business operations can quite possibly continue. If the solution is based on-premise, any damage sustained by the office will also affect its communication system, thereby exacerbating the damage caused by the catastrophe.

4. Location Independence
Another advantage of hosted business phone systems is location independence. A hosted system enables businesses to redirect calls to any landline, international or mobile number. If a business or its owners relocate, they can continue to use their old phone numbers. This is critical for many firms since changing an established number can cause confusion among existing clients. Remote work is rapidly increasing in popularity, as it has the potential to improve employee morale and productivity while saving money. However, to be a viable solution, companies typically need to ensure that remote workers have access to robust telecommunications tools. Hosted phone systems are the most effective way of achieving this goal. Read More at this Link

Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award

Since the company’s inception, Yealink has won many awards and has enjoyed the kudos of an excellence reputation in nearly every product category. This is hardly surprising. Our products and service have been recognised consistently for their assured quality and convenience in use. Our US based hosted cloud service provider Carolina Digital Phone offers the new Yealink T48G which is a Revolutionary new SIP phone with a 7-inch touch-panel function. The SIP-T48G is Yealink latest revolutionary IP Phone. Newly developed industrial designs and user experience appears the commerce, touch panel enabling switching between screens and application. Easy to setup and use. – Your internet control panel with Carolina Digital Phone hosted VoIP service is designed for simplicity. Set up call forwarding numbers, add new users and phones, and pull reports all from one intuitive web console. You won’t need an IT professional just to make routine changes to your business PBX.

Cut your monthly phone bills – Placing calls using VoIP allows us to offer you exceptionally low monthly rates for unlimited calling in the US & Canada. Combined with affordable international rates, Carolina Digital Phone hosted VoIP service can help you slash costs for your business phone service.

Grows with your business – As a hosted PBX, Carolina Digital Phone VoIP service can be quickly scaled up to match your changing business needs. With no centralized hardware, you can add new phones, features, and even locations to your Carolina Digital Phone hosted PBX without having to make a significant investment on new equipment.

Data and phones on one line -Both telephone and data traffic travel on one line so you save the cost of adding additional lines.