Update: Inteliquent and Globe Telecom Announce Strategic Alliance

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CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire -06/27/12)- Inteliquent (IQNT), a leading provider of global interconnection and interoperability solutions, announces the implementation of its EtherCloud(SM) solution for one of the Philippines' leading telecommunications firms, Globe Telecom. Inteliquent's EtherCloud simplifies the delivery of Ethernet across a global footprint, and enables Globe Telecom to increase its Ethernet service coverage around the world. The alliance also provides Inteliquent with enhanced local Ethernet presence in the Philippines.

"Inteliquent's EtherCloud enables us to further improve and extend the delivery of our Ethernet services to meet the needs of our enterprise clients who have customers all around the globe," comments Globe Business Head, Jesus C. Romero. Globe Telecom, through its Globe Business unit, has been offering Ethernet services in the Philippines for over a decade. Globe Business is the group within the company that serves the leading small, medium and large enterprises in the country, offering a comprehensive range of ICT solutions relevant to various business needs.

"Globe Telecom's broad network footprint is a valuable resource as we look to expand our coverage to best serve the needs of our customers. Globe Telecom is an internationally respected carrier and we are thrilled to be a part of its latest product enhancement," comments Surendra Saboo, President and COO of Inteliquent. "Inteliquent's vast network footprint is made even stronger by the network reach of each of our esteemed EtherCloud partners."

A Layer 2 platform, EtherCloud connects diverse partner networks into a seamless Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end connectivity around the world. It relies on a global MPLS backbone as a distributed switched network of 120 PoPs to interconnect partners' networks through standardized E-NNIs. By interconnecting partner networks to create one holistic Ethernet cloud, EtherCloud enables users to both source and sell Ethernet Point-to-Point, Point-to-multipoint and Any-to-Any (VPLS) services, allowing them to create high performance connectivity solutions for all Global Ethernet WAN requirements. EtherCloud provides a one-stop-shop solution to connect anywhere in the world.

To learn more about Inteliquent's game-changing products and services, contact info@inteliquent.com or visit www.inteliquent.com.

About Inteliquent

Headquartered in Chicago, Inteliquent (brand name of Neutral Tandem Inc, Tinet Spa and/or any of their affiliates) provides intelligent networking to solve challenging interconnection and interoperability issues on a global scale. With an advanced MPLS network that is highly interconnected to carriers around the world, Inteliquent provides voice, IP Transit, Ethernet and hosted service solutions to major carriers, service providers, and content management firms based in over 80 countries and six continents. With over 120 Ethernet sites worldwide, the company is one of the largest global Ethernet interconnection providers, a top five global IP transit provider and has a leading IPv6 network. Please visit Inteliquent's website at www.inteliquent.com and follow us on Twitter@Inteliquent.

About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services which include mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet, and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom; both acknowledged industry leaders in the country and across the region. Visit www.globe.com.ph for more information.

Cautions Concerning Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release regarding Neutral Tandem's strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "may," "will," "would," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements Neutral Tandem makes. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks associated with our ability to successfully develop and market EtherCloud services, including but not limited to identifying, obtaining, operating and maintaining attractive network switch sites, equipment, software and business support systems; our inability to interconnect with third parties or obtain necessary third party rights or permits on a timely basis, if at all; cost estimation errors or overruns; material delays or shortages; and other factors, many of which are beyond our control and all of which could delay or negatively affect our ability to offer EtherCloud services; and other important factors included in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly in the "Risk Factors" section of Neutral Tandem's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2011, as such Risk Factors may be updated from time to time in subsequent reports. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

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