Inteliquent, Inc. provides voice telecommunications services on a wholesale basis in the United States and internationally. The company offers these services using an all-IP network, which enables to deliver global connectivity for media, including voice and, historically, data and video. Voice Services The company provides the following voice services: Local Transit Service: The company provides local transit service in almost all markets in the contiguous the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Long Distance Service: The company’s long distance service allows the company to carry long distance traffic that originates from its local or non-carrier customers in one market and terminates in another market. Switched Access Service: Switched access services are provided in connection with long distance calls. The company’s terminating switched access service allows interexchange carriers to send calls to the company, and the company then terminates those calls to the appropriate terminating carrier in the local market in which the company operates. The company’s originating switched access service allows the originating carrier in the local market in which the company operates to send calls to the company that the company then deliver to the appropriate interexchange carrier that has been selected to carry that call. In both instances, the interexchange carrier is its customer and is financially responsible for the call. International Voice Service: As the company began interconnecting with certain non-U.S. carriers in 2010, the company began terminating voice traffic that originated outside of the U.S. and terminated on the networks of carriers located in the U.S. When the company provides this service, the company is operating as an interexchange carrier. The company’s customer is the non-U.S. carrier that originates the call. Direct Inward Dialing Service: In 2012, the company began to market Direct Inward Dialing (DID) service primarily to various non-carriers, including conference calling providers, calling card companies and interconnected VoIP providers. As part of its DID offering, the company assigns telephone numbers to these non-carriers and then terminate voice traffic, such as conference calling or calling card traffic, that is destined to the telephone numbers that the company has assigned to those non-carriers. 8XX (Toll-Free) Service: The company offers 8XX service. The company markets this service to customers that seek to provide a caller with the ability to call them on a toll-free basis. When the company provides this service, the company is operating as an interexchange carrier. Strategy The company’s strategy is focused on expanding its business by increasing the amount of telecommunications traffic that its network carries in the United States. Main elements of the company’s expansion strategy include the following: increasing the types of traffic the company carry; expanding customer base; and expanding service offerings. Customers In connection with its voice service, the company principally serves carriers in the United States. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 237 carriers originating traffic and 268 carriers connected to its network. The company’s two customers, AT&T and Verizon, accounted for 35% and 25%, respectively, of its total revenues from continuing operations for the period ended December 31, 2014. Intellectual Property The company has two granted patents and two additional patent applications pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With respect to this second granted patent, the company also has various continuation claims pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Competition With respect to voice services, the company’s primary competitors are the traditional Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), such as AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink; other competitive carriers that provide tandem or similar services, such as Level 3, Hypercube and Peerless Network; and direct connections between carriers. History The company was founded in 2001. It was formerly known as Neutral Tandem, Inc. and changed its name to Inteliquent, Inc. in 2013. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 2001.
inteliquent inc (IQNT:NASDAQ GS)
550 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
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