CHICAGO, IL/IOWA CITY, IA – July 27, 2021Peerless Network, a leading-edge global communications provider since 2008, is proud to announce that the company has been selected by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement to provide MS Teams Direct Routing and Cloud PBX (UCaaS) services.

“We had very specific requirements for our communications solution and desired a partner that would work with us not just to design and implement the services, but to choose a proven provider that would be with us for the long-term,” commented Linda Hartford, Vice President & Chief Information Officer for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. “The Peerless team provided a truly customized solution for us that was implemented seamlessly and improved efficiencies immediately. We are looking forward to working with Peerless well into the future.”

Peerless’ MS Teams Direct Routing provides a native connection between Peerless and Microsoft Teams which enables Teams to be a PBX replacement. Peerless’ Cloud PBX offers the University of Iowa Center for Advancement the following features and benefits:

  • Plug and play application
  • Voicemail to email
  • Call forwarding
  • IVR/Digital receptionist
  • Ring groups
  • Call queues
  • Desktop and mobile apps

“The entire team at Peerless prides ourselves on the ability to deliver the highest level of service to our customers while delivering results to their bottom-line. The University of Iowa Center for Advancement was looking for a proven supplier that could provide innovative solutions rather than just a cookie-cutter product. We customized our offering and are very pleased with the results that have been achieved together to date,” said Rick Knight, EVP of Sales and Marketing for Peerless Network.

In addition vide MS Teams Direct Routing and Cloud PBX (UCaaS) services, Peerless Network offers SIP Trunking, SD-WAN (SASE), Cloud PBX (UCaaS), Messaging, APIs, and other collaboration products and services. Peerless has strategically expanded its product offering of customized, scalable, and high-quality communications solutions that provide businesses with better quality, rates, and control. A longtime and successful provider of carrier services since the company’s inception, Peerless began offering its communications services to enterprise customers in 2019. With its own nationwide fully IP-based voice network, Peerless is trusted by enterprises, Fortune 500 companies, world-leading MVNOs and IXCs, and the nation’s largest CLECs.

About the University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Creating opportunities for everyone to stay engaged is at the core of the university’s commitment to advancement. Advancement encompasses all that our alumni and friends do to strengthen the University of Iowa. Our mission is to advance the University of Iowa through engagement and philanthropy. The UI Center for Advancement was formed by joining the UI Alumni Association and the UI Foundation to better serve our alumni and friends in the state and the region, throughout the country, and around the world. A nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization, the UI Center for Advancement is an independent organization and the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the University of Iowa. Learn more at

About Peerless Network
Peerless Network is a leading-edge provider of telecommunications services that delivers the highest quality voice solutions for VoIP and enterprise customers worldwide. As a disruptor in the telecom industry, Peerless Network is a reliable network that scales efficiencies, lowers customer costs, increases quality, and automates workflows with ease of implementation via our portfolio of cutting-edge products and services. Our automated platforms, SD-WAN (SASE), Cloud PBX, the Peerless Portal and ANImate, allow customers to easily provision SIP trunking channels, telephone numbers, local service, domestic/international long-distance, SD-WAN (SASE), and toll-free services from one advanced system. Peerless is dedicated to driving innovation and bringing value to customers by expanding our suite of products, services and markets we serve. Peerless Network is headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

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