Goodbye Neutral Tandem-Tinet, hello Inteliquent

Neutral Tandem and Tinet, which came together as one company when Neutral Tandem bought the Italian provider in September 2010, have rebranded as Inteliquent (Nasdaq: IQNT).

Beginning this week, the company's shares began trading under its new name and stock ticker symbol, "IQNT," but the company's common stock CUSIP number remains unchanged.

The service provider said that the new brand illustrates how Neutral Tandem, once only a provider of voice tandem solutions, is now a more comprehensive service provider set on solving interconnection issues for global service providers.

Inteliquent's MPLS-based network provides a suite of 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.

Surendra Saboo, president and chief operating officer, said the new name will address the increased complexity of its customers' network needs by "providing intelligent solutions to solve these challenges--whether in voice, IP transit, Ethernet or hosted services."

A key service in 2012 will continue to be Ethernet. Since the two companies merged in 2010, Inteliquent has been expanding its Ethernet service footprint both organically and through targeted partnerships with other Ethernet-centric providers including Equinix and PCCW.

For more:
- see the release

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