Ooma is an American publicly traded consumer telecommunications company based in Palo Alto, California. Ooma offers voice-over-IP (VOIP) calling using an internet connection. It is a leading provider of innovative communications solutions for small business, home and mobile users. In 2015, Ooma was named one the fastest growing private companies by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Ooma was founded by Andrew Frame, who previously worked for Cisco Systems, in 2004. Oomas initial product was a "VoIP in a box" device which used peer-to-peer VoIP technology to let users make phone calls over other Ooma users' landline services. The system works through a "hub" which connects to the main phone line as well as "scouts" which connect to additional phones. In January 2008, Ooma terminated the use of peer-to-peer technology. PC Magazine awarded Ooma the DigitalLife Best of Show award in the hardware innovator category for the Ooma Hub in 2007. CEO and founder Andrew Frame stepped down from his role as CEO in 2009 while hiring his replacement, Eric Stang. That same year, Ooma released its Telo system, which consisted of a base system to access unlimited calling and caller ID. In 2009, Ooma was awarded an Internet Telephony product of the year award for its development of Ooma Telo and the Ooma Telo handset. That same year, Ooma was given the TMC Labs Innovation Award for the Ooma Hub and Ooma Scout. Ooma received the gold consumer product of the year award as part of the Best in Biz Awards in 2011.