HD VoIP: The Partner Advantage

High-definition VoIP may be just starting to hit the market, but it’s coming fast and its ultra high-fidelity call quality promises to revitalize the hosted VoIP market for ITSPs and VARs alike.

XConnect: IP Traffic ‘Nearly Doubled’ 2009 Revenue

Privately held network-peering firm XConnect says its 2009 revenue nearly doubled from the previous year. XConnect, based in London, said the jump is attributable to an 81 percent increase in IP traffic; a 107 percent rise in routing queries to carrier ENUM registries; and the addition of 63 new service provider customers, including those in […]

Brazilian Providers Form VoIP Federation

Brazilian voice service providers Tellfree, iVoz.net, GlobalNova, Conceito Telecom and Easytone intend to establish a VoIP Peering Federation for VoIP service providers in their country. The companies will be founding members. The Brazilian VoIP Peering Federation will be developed and managed by XConnect, a neutral provider of VoIP peering services and operator of the XConnect […]

XConnect Acquires IPeerX

XConnect, a provider of IP peering and federation services and the operator of the XConnect Alliance, today announced it has acquired IPeerX, a U.S.-based VoIP peering company owned by Pulver.com Enterprises, increasing the size of XConnects ENUM registry of VoIP numbers. Jeff Pulver, founder and CEO of Pulver.com Enterprises will become a member of the […]

VoIP Peering Takes the PSTN Out of the Equation

The panel, Peering Into the Future of VoIP, will focus on the growing new business of VoIP peering, in which VoIP service providers exchange traffic directly as VoIP much like ISPs exchange IP traffic without converting it to the PSTN. The panel will be moderated by Rich Tehrani, president of communications media company TMC and […]

XConnect Wins Dutch Cable Consortium VoIP Peering Contract

In an agreement covering nearly half a million VoIP subscribers, a consortium of five cable operators in The Netherlands has chosen XConnect Global Networks Ltd. and its technology partner Kayote Networks Inc. to provide VoIP peering for their consumer VoIP services. The cable operators are UPC Netherlands, Casema, MultiKabel, Essent and CaiW. XConnect and Kayote […]

Peering Links More, Diverse VoIP Islands

VoIP peering, a system for direct exchange of VoIP traffic, is gaining momentum as separate efforts to unite the growing number of VoIP islands are attracting not only ITSPs and long-distance carriers, but CLECs, MSOs and even enterprises. VPF ENUM Registry Call Flow DiagramClick to Enlarge Cable company RCN Corp., for example, announced in late […]

XConnect Signs Three North American Companies

Three North American telecom companies have joined the fledgling XConnect Network, an international VoIP interconnect service that launched last year from London. Yak Communications, iBasis and NexTone Communications all have signed on to take advantage of the alliances traffic-exchange capabilities. International XConnect companies include Telio, VozTelecom and Gossiptel. “XConnect’s entry into one of the most […]

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