Net2Phone Inks $100 Million Contract With AT&T To Expand Reach - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Net2Phone Inks $100 Million Contract With AT&T To Expand Reach

AT&T Global Services and Net2Phone, supplier of IP telephony services, today signed a five-year, $100 million contract that is designed to help Net2Phone lower its costs and extend the reach of its services.

Under the contract, AT&T Global Services, formerly the IBM Global Network, will house Net2Phone's gateways in network entry points in 17 unspecified countries, with a dozen more under consideration.

Users with a multimedia PC download Net2Phone's free client software and pay in $25 increments for its Internet telephony service, which costs five cents a minute for domestic calls and nine to at least 20 cents for international calls, a company spokesman said.

But by using AT&T's IP network as opposed to a mix of IP and more expensive circuit-switched links, providing the calls will cost Net2Phone less. The company says it plans to pass savings to customers but would not estimate how much rates may drop.

Net2Phone already has an international network comprising IP lines from its parent company, IDT Corp., and IP links leased from 50 other providers. But the non-exclusive AT&T agreement will expand its reach with service due up in a few weeks.

The AT&T deal comes on the heels of a contract with Sprint Corp., which plans to resell Net2Phone's PC-to-phone Internet calling service.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
The State of IT & Cybersecurity Operations 2020
Download this report from InformationWeek, in partnership with Dark Reading, to learn more about how today's IT operations teams work with cybersecurity operations, what technologies they are using, and how they communicate and share responsibility--or create risk by failing to do so. Get it now!
Slideshows
10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  6/24/2020
News
IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/29/2020
Commentary
Study: Cloud Migration Gaining Momentum
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  6/22/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll