XConnect (www.xconnect.com) has announced the initial participants in its HD voice peering trial. The list includes “the usual suspects” plus a couple of new names.
Telephony providers participating include Alteva, Broadvox, Phone.com SimpleSignal, State 2 Networks and Telesphere. Consumer provider/phone maker Ooma is participating, even though the company isn’t yet officially supporting HD voice for its customers. Conference providers TurboBridge and ZipDX are also taking part.
The trial is designed to facilitate the exchange of G.722 HD voice calls between carriers using XConnect’s carrier ENUM-based interconnection service. Operators joining the trial particpate in a “HD Alliance” peering community within XConnect’s larger Global alliance, which combines carrier ENUM registry and “multimedia IP” (i.e. SIP) interconnection hub services.