will be offering Canadian inbound phone numbers, otherwise known as direct inward dialing (DID) numbers, to its reseller, service provider and direct-to-consumer clients. deltathree's ability to provide 9-1-1 services in Canada was made possible by its long-standing partnership with Intrado, the core provider of North America's 9-1-1 emergency communications network. Per the regulations of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, all VoIP subscribers in the country with the ability to make and receive calls must be equipped with 9-1-1 service. Therefore, with this new 9-1-1 capability deltathree is able to expand its inbound calling offers to include Canada.
deltathree was an early adopter of Intrado's 9-1-1 services in the United States, and continues to lead the industry as one of the first VoIP service providers to utilize its emergency services in Canada. This new initiative with Intrado emphasizes deltathree's ongoing focus on public policy and safety measures when launching new services to its clients.
deltathree's Reseller and Hosted Consumer VoIP Solution clients will now be able to further develop their businesses in North America with of the ability to utilize Canadian DID numbers. Customers of joip, deltathree's newly formed consumer brand that powers the VoIP services of Panasonic's new GLOBARANGE hybrid phone, can now have Canadian inbound phone numbers to stay closer to their friends and family in the country. GLOBARANGE phone owners automatically become part of the global joip community, where members can call each other around the world for free. A joip user can also obtain an inbound phone number representative of the region where most of his or her family and friends live. In this manner, friends and family outside of the joip community can call the joip user locally, giving them significant cost savings while allowing the joip user yet another way to strengthen relationships.