Telefónica Uses iBasis for VOIP

Telefónica Deutschland interconnects with iBasis for VOIP services

August 22, 2005

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- iBasis, Inc. (OTCBB: IBAS - News), a leader in international long distance, VoIP, and prepaid calling cards, today announced that Telefonica Deutschland GmbH, one of the largest independent IP carriers in Germany, has interconnected with iBasis to deliver comprehensive VoIP services to Internet service providers, other carriers and corporate customers.

Using iBasis' DirectVoIP(TM) Broadband service, Telefonica has quickly established a direct IP interconnection with the iBasis global VoIP network in Germany which enables it to add competitive international calling to its IP Telephony offering without the large capital expense associated with fixed TDM circuits, local loops, digital cross-connect switches and gateway ports in global interconnect facilities and data centers.

"We required a highly reliable Voice over Internet Protocol provider to deliver international call termination and expand the global services we provide to Internet service providers, and our carrier and corporate customers," said Susana Calvo Redondo, Manager Carrier Wholesale of Telefonica in Germany. "We selected iBasis for its proven track record in providing secure IP interconnections and reliable quality, which are critical to our customer base. As a result, we are able to very quickly expand our international offering with almost no additional capital investment."

"There is growing demand from business customers around the world for converged voice and IP services, and leading innovative carriers like Telefonica are seizing the opportunity to grow their business efficiently by working with proven VoIP providers like iBasis," said Ofer Gneezy, President and CEO of iBasis. "We are very pleased to partner with Telefonica in Germany, as they help to drive mainstream adoption of enterprise IP telephony solutions."

iBasis Inc.

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