Neutral Tandem Becomes Inteliquent

Interconnection specialist Neutral Tandem is rebranding itself as Inteliquent. The company’s shares will start trading under its new name and stock ticker symbol (IQNT) today.

The company said the new name reflects the evolution of Neutral Tandem to a full-scale service provider that can solve network interconnection and interoperability issues on a global scale. Inteliquent provides voice, IP Transit, Ethernet and hosted service solutions to major carriers, service providers, and content management firms based in over 80 countries and six continents.

Neutral Tandem/Inteliquent has partnered with data center operators Equinix and Telx to expand the infrastructure for Ethernet exchanges to support the growth of Carrier Ethernet services.

“The rebranding comes at a time when our customers’ network needs are growing more complicated. To address this, we are providing intelligent solutions to solve these challenges -— whether in voice, IP transit, Ethernet or hosted services,” continues Surendra Saboo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inteliquent. “At Inteliquent, we are building upon the breadth and depth of our highly interconnected network, and developing solutions to solve tomorrow’s interoperability issues.”

Over at Telecom Ramblings, Rob Powwll says the new brand and broadened vision could suggest future acquisitions. “It still seems likely to me that at some point this company will again find an inorganic way to expand further,” Rob writes. “From this re-branding it seems clear that we ought to look for such targets in the rapidly evolving cloud ecosphere. But thus far it is mainly from a wholesale perspective, as even their hosted services will be sold via the channel and not directly to the enterprise. For now though, a new name to reflect a wider focus.”

Inteliquent has also rolled out a new web site to reflect its new name and mission

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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