About IntelePeer, Inc. (adapted from IntelePeer, Inc. prospectus):
IntelePeer is a provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services to service providers and enterprises. IntelePeer customers can leverage IntelePeer's proprietary Communications-as-a-Service, or CaaS, platform, which is referred to as CloudWorx CaaS Platform, to deliver multimodal communications services, including voice, unified communications, video and other rich-media applications, to communications devices with reduced cost and improved quality compared to existing alternatives. IntelePeer's CloudWorx CaaS Platform allows customers to transition from legacy network infrastructures to a more flexible, software-based, multimodal, IP-based solution. IntelePeer's service provider customers include wireless and wireline carriers, as well as cable and voice over IP, or VoIP, providers. IntelePeer's enterprise customers include businesses seeking integrated multimodal communications solutions.
The growth of next-generation communications services, driven by the increasing availability of broadband Internet connections, has led to the development of the SIP standard protocol to provide a uniform standard for controlling multimodal communications sessions among IP networks, unified communications systems and end-user communications devices. Infrastructure investments in, and widespread availability of, broadband Internet connections have led to an increase in the adoption of unified communications systems, offering more advanced features such as VoIP, email, instant messaging, collaboration and video conferencing as well as the ability to combine different forms of multimodal communications such as voice and video. SIP-based communications enable substantial cost savings, operating flexibility and advanced features relative to traditional telephony.
IntelePeer's on-demand CloudWorx CaaS Platform is fast to implement, easy to administer through a self-service web-based CloudCentral Portal and highly scalable. It is based on an integrated multi-layer approach, which includes:
- software-based Media Peering Grid service, providing any-to-any connection capabilities and allowing service providers and enterprises to cost-effectively interconnect and transport communications traffic, at a rate of more than 20 billion minutes annually based on IntelePeer's traffic in the first half of 2011
- SuperRegistry directory, currently containing more than 400 million telephone numbers and end-point identifying addresses for wireless, wireline and other communications devices, enabling intelligent routing of communications traffic over our Media Peering Grid service; and
- AppWorx open and secure communications application development environment, which allows IntelePeer customers and partners to build and offer a growing set of multimodal communications applications, which they can use to generate additional revenue or enhanced productivity.
These three layers are fully integrated, allowing simplified delivery of enhanced voice and rich-media services connecting through the industry-standard Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP, to IP devices and enabling connectivity to traditional non-IP communication devices, such as legacy telephones. IntelePeer's software-based platform scales easily without requiring significant additional capital expenditures.
IntelePeer's revenue is derived principally from the delivery of communications services over their CloudWorx CaaS Platform. Substantially all of their revenue to date has been derived from the transmission of voice traffic and related value-added services. Service provider and enterprise customers direct communications traffic to IntelePeer, which they route through their peering partners so that the traffic can be delivered to the ultimate recipient of the communication, which is the end-point device. IntelePeer typically charges their customers based upon minutes of use for traffic delivered through IntelePeer's platform.This description is adapted from IntelePeer prospectus. This description is not intended to be a recommendation to buy stock from this company. To see the company's full description, view their prospectus.