Hosted Voice Services: A Review of Smoothstone IP Comm.

by Mark A. Miller

Part 5 of Phone for Rent: Understanding Hosted PBX Services — This veteran provider offers a full panoply of IP communications services including voice, video, data, call center, and professional management.

Smoothstone IP Communications, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, was founded in 2000 as a next-generation IP services company, and became the first managed VoIP services company in the United States.

This privately held firm developed a proprietary IP communications platform that was designed to deliver the benefits of converged networks and IP communications to mid-size enterprises—especially those features that had previously been restricted to Fortune 500-class organizations.

From its modest start providing service in two cities, Smoothstone has grown to become a nationwide provider that offers dial tone in over 6,000 local calling areas, with voice, data, and network management services to some of the world’s most respected enterprise clients, including Dish Network, Hitachi, Panasonic, Re/Max, and the United Way.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Apr 23rd 2009
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