Plivo is a cloud-based communication platform as a service (CPaaS) company. Plivo enables businesses to add Voice and SMS functions into their applications using a HTTP REST API. The Plivo Open Source Framework is built with open source software including FreeSWITCH, Python, gevent, and Flask. It enables developers to use any cloud hosting solution or telecom provider including their own hardware servers. Plivo also supports any communications media that FreeSWITCH supports including calls over PSTN, SIP, H323, Skype, or FreeTDM and media codecs including G.722, SILK, CELT, or G.729.
Plivo's hosted platform (also called Plivo cloud) is also built using the FreeSWITCH framework, a newer, open source alternative to Asterisk. Plivo's cloud technology can be divided into two major layers: carrier networks and API framework. Plivo connects directly to carrier networks to make and receive voice calls and text messages. These carriers are connected through Plivo's network of PoPs (points of presence) world wide to enable global coverage. Plivo's functionality lies in the software framework, which is exposed to developers through an API platform. Developers can take these APIs and XMLs as building blocks to form their own communications applications.
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Time since last funding
|about 5 years|
|SV Angel, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz|