The idea of a voice solution that's entirely cloud-based isn't exactly a new idea, but it's one that's comparatively recent. Thus, new firms are getting into the field and are eagerly hunting down a slice of that particular pie, with one of the newest entrants in the field a combination of firms. New partners Voxbone and Alianza are looking to take on the world of cloud voice by combining components from earlier operations into a potent new whole.
The partnership essentially allows service providers the ability to combine Voxbone's VoxDID system with Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform. This actually adds powerful new options to Cloud Voice Platform, including the ability to order as well as manage and provision numbers from over 50 different countries. This in turn allows said companies the ability to open up entirely new markets with seemingly local phone numbers, using virtual number solutions to allow the callers to feel more at ease with the company while allowing the company to maintain its current operations elsewhere.
Additionally, Voxbone has already proven its worth with a host of other companies, offering its services to companies ranging from Skype to Telefonica to Deutsche Telekom and beyond. That's a great addition to Alianza, whose Cloud Voice Platform is already seen operating with a variety of companies ranging from cable to mobile and other broadband providers. Alianza is also stepping up its own operations with another tool of Voxbone's, bringing VoxAPI into the current Web-based administration portal that Alianza uses.
This isn't, at last report, Voxbone's first major partnership, either; Voxbone has also recently teamed up with CallTower in support of its cloud-based operations involving Microsoft Lync 2013; with Voxbone in tow, CallTower could connect Lync to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) worldwide. Plus, Voxbone is also working with CallTower on a project to provide number portability for over 35 different countries, which steps up CallTower's versatility still further.
It's also worth noting that Voxbone will be making an appearance at the upcoming ITEXPO event in Las Vegas this January, where it will be showing off an array of other solutions for access to the voice network infrastructure worldwide, as well as at the upcoming WebRTC Conference & Expo V event in San Jose this November. Voxbone has a wide array of solutions in general, so it's really not surprising that a company with that much to exhibit would be turned to by companies looking to expand a presence in Internet protocol (IP)-based voice solutions. With more and more companies—as well as more and more individuals—turning to IP voice as a replacement for the regular voice service thanks to the growing numbers of features involved as well as the cash it can save outright, particularly when it comes to long distance or international calling, it makes perfect sense to see more companies turn to a name like Voxbone to augment the solutions involved in setting up an IP network. The old saying about the people who sold shovels in the midst of a gold rush getting the richest makes perfect sense, and that seems to be what's going on here.
Only time will tell just how well the Voxbone / Alianza partnership works out, but it's a pretty safe bet that the two companies will prove a powerhouse in the market, and one that will mean great things not only for the two companies, but also for the user base as well.