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2685 Park Center Drive

Building A

Simi Valley, CA 93065

United States

Phone: 805-433-8000

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InterMetro Communications, Inc. owns and operates a national, private, cloud-based, proprietary Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP), network infrastructure that can serve as an alternative to traditional long distance network providers. The company uses its network infrastructure to deliver voice calling services to traditional long distance carriers, broadband phone companies, VoIP service providers, wireless providers and other communications companies. The company’s VoIP network utilizes proprietary software, configurations and processes, advanced Internet Protocol (IP), proprietary switching equipment and fiber-optic lines to deliver Tier-1, carrier-quality, VoIP services that can be substituted transparently for traditional long distance services. The company also packages its VoIP services into calling cards and prepaid services. The company has developed plug-and-play technology designed to enable IP devices, such as broadband phones and videophones, to be plugged directly into end users’ broadband Internet routers, allowing for instant use of its services without having to configure the device or install any software to interoperate with its network. The company’s calling cards and prepaid services are primarily sold by its retail distribution partners. Service Offerings The company uses its proprietary, cloud-based network backbone to deliver voice calling services to traditional long distance carriers, broadband phone companies, VoIP service providers, wireless providers and other communications companies. Carrier Services: Carrier services consist of origination and termination services. Such services are provided over its VoIP network constructed as a nationwide system of regional IP nodes known as Points-of-Presence (PoPs), connected by a fiber-optic backbone and other bandwidth segments utilizing a secure packet technology called asynchronous transfer mode (ATM). The company’s PoPs are typically located in major metropolitan cities and allow the company to connect to a majority of the personal and business telephones within a metropolitan geographic region to deliver Tier-1, carrier-grade voice service quality. Retail Services: The company’s retail VoIP services are sold to consumers and distributed in the form of calling cards or through the distribution of personal identification numbers (PINs). Its retail services integrate the installation of voice services with billing and customer care functionality and voice and data applications, such as on-demand conferencing and find-me/follow-me service. The company primarily distributes its retail services through retail distribution partners who keep a portion of the retail revenue as well as through its subsidiary, Advanced Tel, Inc. (ATI). IP Devices: These devices would be purchased from manufacturers and would be configured to work exclusively with its network. The company has developed three IP devices — the Broadband MetroFone, the VideoLine MetroFone, and the DialLine MetroFone. Broadband MetroFone: The Broadband MetroFone looks and operates like a traditional phone but would use a customer’s broadband Internet connection and its network to complete calls as compared to traditional phone calls which travel over low bandwidth copper line networks. VideoLine MetroFone: The VideoLine MetroFone operates in the same manner as the Broadband MetroFone but also has the additional capability of sending and receiving real-time television quality video between any of its videophones. DialLine MetroFone: The DialLine MetroFone is an IP device, which connects between a retail customer’s phone and wall jack to automatically connect a retail customer with its network. Web-Services: The company is in the process of developing a Web-service offering. Web-services allow voice to be embedded in applications so that end users could move seamlessly between voice and data communications streams. Sales and Marketing The company targets traditional purchasers of wholesale voice transport services, including inter-exchange carriers, international-based carriers sending voice calls to the U.S., wireless carriers, prepaid service providers, Internet-based voice service providers, such as broadband phone companies and cable companies. Retail Services Sales: The company packages its VoIP services into calling card and other prepaid services and PIN products sold to retail customers of voice services. These VoIP services are sold through retail distribution partners, including general merchandise and discount retail chains. Intellectual Property The company is the owner of one patent and two patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One patent application relates to the technology which combines instant messenger services with voice services. The other application relates to a method for transporting voice calls utilizing a combination of Internet Protocol and Asynchronous Transfer Mode. In January 2011 the company filed a provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to a proprietary system for lowest cost routing of voice calls over its network. Competition Carrier Services: When selling to carrier customers, the company primarily competes with other carriers, including Verizon, CenturyLink and Level(3). Retail Services: The company competes for retail distribution partners against long distance providers including AT&T, Sprint and IDT.

 

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