InterMetro Communications, Inc. owns and operates a national, private, cloud-based, proprietary voice-over Internet protocol (IP) (VoIP) network infrastructure, powered by switching equipment and software that could serve as an alternative to traditional long distance network providers. The company uses its network infrastructure to deliver voice calling services to traditional long distance carriers, broadband phone companies, VoIP service providers, wireless providers, and other communications companies. Its VoIP network utilizes proprietary software, configurations and processes, advanced IP proprietary switching equipment, and fiber-optic lines to deliver Tier-1, carrier-quality, VoIP services that could be substituted transparently for traditional long distance services. The company also packages its VoIP services into calling cards and prepaid services. It has developed plug-and-play technology designed to enable IP devices, such as broadband phones and videophones, to be plugged directly into end users’ broadband Internet routers, allowing for instant use of its services without having to configure the device or install any software to interoperate with its network. The company sells its services through its direct sales force and independent sales agents. Its calling cards and prepaid services are primarily sold by its retail distribution partners. Service Offerings Carrier Services Carrier services consist of origination and termination services. Such services are provided through the company’s VoIP network constructed as a nationwide system of regional IP nodes known as points-of-presence (PoPs) connected by a fiber-optic backbone and other bandwidth segments utilizing a secure packet technology called asynchronous transfer mode (ATM). The company’s PoPs are located in major metropolitan cities and allow the company to connect to a majority of the personal and business telephones within a metropolitan geographic region to deliver Tier-1, carrier-grade voice service quality. Retail Services The company’s retail VoIP services are sold to consumers and distributed in the form of calling cards or through the distribution of personal identification numbers (PINs). Its retail services integrate the installation of voice services with billing and customer care functionality, and voice and data applications, such as on-demand conferencing and find-me/follow-me service. The company primarily distributes its retail services through retail distribution partners who keep a portion of the retail revenue, as well as through its subsidiary, Advanced Tel, Inc. The company has created an automated system for activating and recharging its retail products. IP Devices The company’s IP devices would be purchased from manufacturers and would be configured to work with its network. The company has developed three IP devices — the Broadband MetroFone, the VideoLine MetroFone, and the DialLine MetroFone. Broadband MetroFone: The Broadband MetroFone looks and operates like a traditional phone and would use a customer’s broadband Internet connection and the company’s network to complete calls as compared to traditional phone calls, which travel over low bandwidth copper line networks. VideoLine MetroFone: The VideoLine MetroFone operates in the same manner as the Broadband MetroFone and also has the additional capability of sending and receiving real-time television quality video between any of the company’s videophones. DialLine MetroFone: The DialLine MetroFone is an IP device, which connects between a retail customer’s phone and wall jack to automatically connect a retail customer with the company’s network. Web-Services The company is in the process of developing a Web-service offering. Web-services allow voice to be embedded in applications so that end users could move between voice and data communications streams. Sales, Marketing, and Distribution The company targets traditional purchasers of wholesale voice transport services, including inter-exchange carriers, international-based carriers sending voice calls to the U.S., wireless carriers, prepaid service providers, Internet-based voice service providers (such as broadband phone companies), and cable companies. The company packages its VoIP services into calling card and other prepaid services, and PIN products sold to retail customers of voice services. These VoIP services are sold through retail distribution partners, including general merchandise and discount retail chains. In addition, the company intends to cross-sell services through existing retail distribution partners. Intellectual Property The company owns one patent and two patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One patent application relates to the technology, which combines instant messenger services with voice services. The other application relates to a method for transporting voice calls utilizing a combination of IP and ATM. In 2011, the company filed a provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to a proprietary system for lowest cost routing of voice calls through its network. Competition Carrier Services: The company primarily competes with other carriers, including Verizon, CenturyLink, and Level(3). Retail Services: The company competes for retail distribution partners against long distance providers, including AT&T, Sprint, and IDT.
intermetro communications (IMTO:OTC US)
2685 Park Center Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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