DICE Corp. Spins Off Telecom Division to Form IPtelx.net
“This type of business fit like a glove with DICE’s PBX business and added great value to my clients with significant voice systems requirements,” CEO Cliff Dice says.
BAY CITY, Mich. – DICE Corp. announces the spinoff of its telecom services business to create IPtelX.net, which was formed in late 2014 as an independent telecom carrier.
In a press release DICE said IPtelX.net will allow it to “remain fiercely focused on security industry software solutions, while the new company fills the void in the alarm industry and has solved the VoIP issues plaguing the industry.”
DICE has a long history in telecommunications, building some of the company’s first software in the personal emergency response systems (PERS) and two-way alarm business in the mid-1990s. Since then, the company has been a leader in voice-based PERS for medical and audio alarm centers in North America.
In the early 2000s, DICE built its own PBX using Asterisk-based code, which grew to over 100 switches in the field today, managing small to very large call and monitoring centers. In 2013, company CEO CEO Cliff Dice and his son Jordan Dice created a new company to serve clients and the alarm industry at a larger scale. With DICE’s PBX business and Jordan Dice’s telecom carrier business with over 400 business clients, IPtelX.net was formed in late 2014 as an independent telecom carrier.
DICE said it loses close to $1.5 million in revenue with the spinoff; however, given the growth the company has experienced in 2015, it has replaced over half of that lost revenue, while IPtelX.net expanded on that revenue in 2015.
“This type of business fit like a glove with DICE’s PBX business and added great value to my clients with significant voice systems requirements,” Cliff Dice said.
IPtelX.net is also a RespOrg, which is one of very few 800-number suppliers and managers within the North American Network. This hard to achieve status has opened doors to large carriers exchanging services and business.
IPtelX.net has also gained internet or ISP status and has begun using its contracts with telecom carriers to install high bandwidth data circuits to businesses and monitoring centers. Today, the company can deliver fiber data circuits and cable circuits anywhere in the U.S. The company said this is significant for some of DICE’s video users as IPtelX.net can provide edge networks directly to the end users and manage and monitor these networks, allowing cameras on the edge a way to communicate with DICE’s mirrored and redundant cloud centers.
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