Colocation and interconnection specialist Switch and Data (SDXC) said this week that VoIP services provider Broadvox has expanded its presence in Switch and Data facilities in nine markets. The additional space in data centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Tampa will help Broadvox keep pace with VoIP growth.
“Switch and Data gives us extensive geographic reach and will allow us to immediately expand our new Broadvox GO! SIP Trunking product line into new markets nationwide,” said Sergey Galchenko, Chief Technology Officer for Broadvox. “We can drive down costs and enable the rollout of new enhanced IP voice services to our customers by being closer to call origination and termination points and eliminating unnecessary VoIP/TDM conversions.”
The deal demonstrates how VoIP growth is continuing to generate demand for data center services. The telecom research firm TeleGeography reports that U.S. VoIP subscription rates grew 117%, from 4.2 million subscribers at the end of 2005 to 9.0 million by the end of 2006. By mid-year 2007, 11.8 million VoIP lines were in service. Annual VoIP services revenue topped $2.6 billion in 2006, and TeleGeography estimates revenue will exceed $4.9 billion in 2007.