Lingo Expands Agreements with Incumbent and Non-Incumbent LECs

Lingo Expands Agreements with Incumbent and Non-Incumbent LECs

By Tracey E. Schelmetic

Cloud communications and LD/TF provider Lingo Communications is also a managed service provider, and this week the company announced it recently extended its existing commercial wholesale agreements with two incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) for multi-year terms. (An incumbent LEC is a local telephone company which held the regional monopoly on landline service before the market was opened to competitive local exchange carriers.) In addition, Lingo recently signed new agreements with three non-incumbent carriers, also for multi-year terms. The specific carriers were not named in the announcement.

Lingo offers "enterprise-style" service and support to much smaller (SMB) customers at competitive rates. Its mission is to provide a wide range of services in each product category from cloud/unified communications to TDM services depending on the needs of customers. The new agreements, which are building on existing relationships with the carriers, are expected to enhance the company’s ability to provide a wide array of services to business customers for into the future.

"Lingo has had a long relationship with some of these carriers over many, many years and we could not be happier to be extending that relationship,” said Vincent M. Oddo, CEO of Lingo. “In addition, we are pleased to have added these new Carrier arrangements which help us fulfill our mission to serve all customers with choice. Our value-added approach to everything we do is evident in our relentless innovation."

These latest carrier agreements are expected to enhance Lingo's ability to achieve its internal goal to offer every business customer two or more service options for every major product in every major geographic area of North America. The services offered by Lingo are as follows: cloud/unified communications, voice over IP (VoIP), TDM (POTs) voice, wired-broadband, fixed-wireless broadband, SD-WAN, and other managed services.

To learn more about how managed service providers can help support SMBs, plan to attend MSPEXPO, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW. MSP EXPO has been designed to help service providers understand how they can drive more recurring revenue, increase the valuation of their companies, grow, and protect their networks and deliver better customer service. It will also help companies looking for MSP partners to understand how MSPs can help them grow. The show will take place from February 8-11, 2022, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information or to register, visit the show website

Edited by Luke Bellos
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