Our Story

We are proud to have helped shape the world of telecommunication and of our heritage in voice innovation. The story of Inteliquent begins over fifteen years ago, when we were incorporated under the name Neutral Tandem in Delaware on the 19th of April in 2001. We believed in interconnectedness and sought to elevate the landscape of voice technology by providing more capacity and a clearer signal.

Over the years, Neutral Tandem transitioned into Inteliquent with the sole focus of innovating voice and termination services. Inteliquent now operates the largest Tandem and SIP routing network in the USA. We now have relationships with virtually every major and regional telecom provider in the United States, including:

  • 6 of top 6 wireless carriers in the US
  • 6 of the top 6 cable companies in the US
  • 10 of the top 10 wireline carriers

“We strive to be the premier trusted interconnection partner for communication providers of all types.”

 A snapshot of the history of Inteliquent:

    2001 – Neutral Tandem was incorporated
    2003 – First location opened at 2 North LaSalle Street in Chicago
    2004 – Neutral Tandem acquired Origin Communications
    2007 – First public offering on the NASDAQ
    2008 – Neutral Tandem fully transitions to an all-IP core network
    2010 – Neutral Tandem acquires Italian company Tinet
    2012 – Neutral Tandem and Tinet become Inteliquent
    2013 – Inteliquent sells data division to focus entirely on voice services
    2015 – Available in 190 markets, serving over 17 billion minutes per month


Mark Virdin, Sr Director, Remote Operations; John Schoder, CMO; Alissa Clousing, VP, Product Management;
Tim Schneberger, Sr. Director, Analytics & Variable Cost

Our continuing mission is to provide innovative technology and share its benefits with the world. We strive to be known as the premier interconnection partner for communication providers across the nation. Now, with offices in both Chicago and Denver, we want to push boundaries and be a driving force for advancement. Because to us, communication matters.


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