ViaSat, an early purveyor of satellite-based broadband services, is leveraging Alianza's wholesale VoIP platform as the underlying platform for its new Exede voice service.
Although it had options to build a service itself or resell another provider's service, ViaSat decided that Alianza's software-as-a-service (SaaS) wholesale voice model gave it more control over the delivery and customer experience.
Besides offering the ability to get to market quicker, ViaSat was able to leverage Alianza's use of common application programming interfaces (APIs) to integrate with its back office system.
At $19.99 for ViaSat's existing and new 12 Exede Internet customers, the voice service is competitively priced.
Customers can get unlimited calling to all 50 states and Canada, and international toll calling to more than 120 countries. It is also offering a double and triple play option, which will include satellite TV, for $69.98 and $99 a month.
ViaSat provides its Exede Internet service to 300,000 subscribers and covers about 80 percent of the U.S. population.
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