Aicent joins i3 Forum

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Aicent (www.aicent.com) announced it has joined the i3 Forum, becoming the 47th member of the community of operators and service providers dedicated to advanced IP interconnectivity.

The company says it serves more than three billion mobile users around the world, operating one of the world’s largest mobile IPX network exchanges connecting to over 200 […]

iBasis and Telecom Italia Sparkle IPX interconnect/peer

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KPN subsidiary iBasis and TI Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group have turned up a multiservice IPX peering connection.  The new interconnection will support the exchange of multiple media types, including voice, signaling and GRX traffic generated by and destined for network operators connected to each carrier’s IPX and ensure end-to-end […]

Enterprise Connect 2012: Level 3 to support SIP interconnection; SMS needs to be just another data type on IP PBX

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A Level 3 spokesperson said the company was working towards enabling SIP peering across all of its customers, and expected to roll it out later this year.

The conversation came up during a wider discussion of Level 3’s enterprise services and customer’s desire for videoconferencing and other SIP-based services to “just work.”

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Telstra International is “looking into” HD voice functionality for IPX service

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Korean-based SK Telecom and Hong Kong-CSL have announced a LTE roaming agreement using Telxtra’s IPX interconnect service.   But there’s more to come, says a Telstra official.

“Leveraging QOS enabled networks allows Telstra International to control the quality of the voice call from the origin to the destination across markets in Asia, Europe and US,” […]

BT Global Telecom finds HD voice, promotes global IP Exchange (IPX) for SIP exchange

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Over the past month, BT Global Telecom has ramped up promotion of HD voice through several blog postings and UK interviews.  The carrier is positioning itself as the place to go to exchange HD voice and other SIP services , but it is also waiving around an old idea on how to make money […]

Broadvox interconnects HD voice through Inteliquent

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Inteliquent (www.inteliquent.com), the company formerly known as Neutral Tandem, announced Broadvox (www.broadvox.com) as an HD voice interconnection customer.   Broadvox joins 8×8 and at least 8 other service providers exchanging HD voice traffic through Inteliquent.

Seamless interconnection is the final hurdle for ubiquity in making HD voice calls.  Existing Inteliquent customers exchanging traffic through the […]

Heard at IT EXPO East 2012 – Canadian phone companies hurry to eNum registry

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Miami, FL – Canadian phone companies are taking efforts to interop very seriously after a January 19 regulatory ruling. The service providers are engaging in discussions on how to set up a national eNum registry as quickly as possible.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wants phone companies “to rapidly adopt Internet Protocol […]

XConnect sets up IP federation hub in Germany with DE-CIX

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XConnect (www.xconnect.com) has set up a partnership with Germany’s DE-CIX to establish the first NGN/VoIP federation in the country.  Service providers will now be able to use the federation to directly exchange IP voice and multimedia traffic.

As a part of the partnership, a “secure and scalable” federation hub and central carrier ENUM-based routing […]

Verizon expands VoIP to Asia; finally enables “select” HD voice and video interop via VIPER

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Verizon Business has expanded its VoIP solution to the Asia-Pacific region through its global network. The company has also finally added inter-company HD voice and video (i.e. SIP interop) for “select” VoIP customers that use Verizon’s opt-in VIPER IP-to-IP routing feature to skip out on per minute domestic and international charges on calls.

“Verizon […]

CableLabs announces PeerConnect Registry–2 years after going into operation

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Two years after starting operations, CableLabs has officially announced the PeerConnect registry, a service to facility end-to-end IP communications.  The service provides a telephony number translation service for IP, enabling cable companies to distribute numbers and other IP session routing information to enable direct IP voice, video, SMS, and other SIP-based communications forms. Comcast, […]