TITLE

Service Provider VOIP Peering

AUTHOR(S)
Passmore, David
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jan2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that interconnection between Internet Service Provider networks is easy, compared to the challenges of linking Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice networks. The author says, such Voice-over-IP (VOIP) peering must become an essential element of service provider next generation networks. Today, most VOIP providers use something like an Oracle database to track subscriber locations, mapping phone numbers to IP addresses. This works fine for calls among that provider's subscribers, or for calls between subscribers and gateways to the public switched telephone network. Since most VOIP providers use a single vendor's softswitches for call control and signaling, there's little need to worry about single-vendor data formats or protocols. If multiple vendors' softswitches are involved than this is likely to be the case for direct VOIP peering between providers, but may also occur within a single provider's network. As the market shakes out, mergers and acquisitions may make multi-vendor environments within a single provider's network more common.
ACCESSION #
15739346

 

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