Stealth Communications Inc., owner and operator of the Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), today announced the launch of the VPF ASP Market, an online marketplace for access to telco databases and gateway services, including 411, 8XX, CNAM, LNP and SS7.
The VPF ASP Market provides a framework for VPF members to discover and use services from the VPF ASP Partners, including SNET DG, Syniverse Technologies Inc. and VeriSign Inc.
The ASP market allows our members to buy and sell services that wouldnt fall into the category of the Minutes Market, says Stealth Communications CEO Shrihari Pandit. The VPF Minutes Market allows the exchange of VoIP minutes among members of the VPF, which is based on a distributed Ethernet network.
To access the services of the Minutes Market or the new ASP Market, carriers and enterprises need only connect up to the VPF via a single Ethernet connection. By simplifying the connection process, access to services within the VPF are more cost-effective than the traditional methods, says Pandit.
VoIP providers need access to legacy telco database information for calls that interact with the PSTN. By joining the VPF family, SNET DG is offering VPF members quick and easy access to the information they need without the complexity and expense of an SS7 network, or handing off database queries to a TDM-based carrier, says Suzette Taylor, business development manager at SNET DG.
SNET DG will offer VPF members SIP access to Intelligent Network Database Information such as, CNAM, 8XX and LNP.