Traverse City-based Appia Communications Inc., a provider of managed communication and network services, Friday announced the availability of telephone number peering for its wholesale service provider customers.   

The peering product connects Appia and its expanded peering network to wholesale customers. By using Appia’s peering fabric, calls are established directly between the calling and called parties, which reduces the inbound call charges usually associated with the call.

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“When we activated peering on our own network, we saw about 5 percent of our inbound calls delivered via this method,” commented Victor von Schlegell, Appia’s president. “This product makes a lot of sense for service providers who want to improve call quality at lower cost.”

Said Michael Morey, vice president for wholesale sales at Appia: “We believe our peering solution provides substantial value to service providers who are impacted by inbound usage charges. To participate in this cost savings, our wholesale customers provide a list of their telephone numbers currently not on the Appia network. We then deliver all calls bound for those numbers from both Appia and our connected peering network. When calls are delivered this way, our peering customers can experience substantial savings.”

In addition to Telephone Number Peering, Appia wholesale offers:

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* Hosted PBX
* SIP trunking
* High Speed Internet Access
* Wholesale Termination
* Wholesale Toll-Free   

To find out if you are eligible for Appia wholesale services or telephone number peering in particular, contact Morey at (314) 266-4000, ext. 104, or Please also visit for more information.

Headquartered in Traverse City, Appia serves markets nationwide, with operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.

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