Since my blog post triggered by the announcement of the acquisition of Tropo by Cisco (completed in May), comes a fresh endorsement of the legitimacy of cloud-based telecommunications platforms.

Media servers have played an important role in enabling many of the real-time – and non-real-time – telecommunications applications with which we are all familiar. Those interactive applications include many things we take for granted. They include network announcements (e.g., the ‘speaking clock’), voicemail, IVR, unified messaging (which has morphed into unified communications), and outbound diallers (think campaigns and collections).

Whatever else you might think about Cisco’s announcement1 of its intent to acquire Tropo, one thing is clear. And it is that suddenly, real-time communications cloud APIs have been given a seal of approval.

Did you know that Aculab Cloud has the ability to support toll free numbers in forty countries worldwide?

That’s pretty extensive for a cloud telecom API platform, some of which only support a handful of countries. So if you have an application that would benefit your customers by having toll free inbound calling capability, and you need to roll it out across Europe, the US or Asia, then keep reading.