ATSI Communications, Inc. (ATSX.OB) is a VoIP carrier operating around the globe. ATSI started providing its VoIP services primarily in Mexico and has since expanded its market to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company operates under its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Digerati Networks, Inc. and Telefamilia Communications, Inc.
Digerati Networks, Inc. is an international communications service provider with its primary focus on the transportation of voice traffic through the Internet. Digerati has expanded its network across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America but owns and operates its own VoIP network in San Antonio, Texas. The VoIP network in San Antonio is utilized to process voice communication between the U.S. and the company’s markets around the world.
Telefamilia Communications, Inc. is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) licensed in Texas. The CLEC status allows Telefamilia to purchase local phone services from AT&T at a discounted price, and then resell the local phone service to Latin America consumers. The local phone number provided to the consumer is subscribed to Telefamilia’s VoIP platform. Consumers benefit from Telefamilia’s service by saving 20%-50% on international calls and have the option to subscribe their mobile phone service to the VoIP platform as well.
ATSI, with its two subsidiaries, has established multiple partnerships with foreign carriers and network operators around the world to provide its unique international services. The VoIP market has growing opportunities, with 42 billion of the 260 billion international minutes processed in 2005. Latin America was the most popular destination for VoIP usage and ATSI’s primary focus in this area positions the company for future growth.
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