Progress Telecom LLC (Booth 705) and Stealth Communications Inc. have joined forces to market an interconnection service designed to help VoIP carriers and enterprise customers cut costs by terminating calls over IP networks.
The alliance expands the availability of Stealths Voice Peering Fabric and its VPF ENUM Registry through Progress’ fiber-based Ethernet network, the companies say.
The Voice Peering Fabric is a distributed Layer 2 Ethernet Exchange designed for exchanging VoIP traffic. The VPF ENUM Registry is a database of about 2 million phone numbers, allowing carriers to map phone numbers to IP addresses for such devices as SIP phones and e-mail servers, Stealth announced earlier this year. A phone call routed to a number listed in the registry would be terminated over IP networks, circumventing the traditional phone network controlled by the regional Bells and other local exchange carriers.
The alliance creates a unique and costeffective value proposition to service providers, peering locations and private entities that want to expand their voice capabilities and improve their cost structures, says Ron Mudry, president and CEO of Progress Telecom.