XConnect, with its partner Kayote Networks, operates National Peering
Solutions on either a managed service or hosted basis.
National Consortia of service providers (ITSPs, PTTs, MSOs) looking
to deliver a peering and number portability solution within their
home market can achieve these goals quickly by working with XConnect’s
XConnect & Kayote were selected to operate the national SIP-Exchange
for the five large cable companies in The Netherlands. Initially
focussed on VoIP peering, the service will soon be extended to support
The fast-growing XConnect Alliance offers the world’s first
multilateral settlement-free exchange of traffic between VoIP service
provider members. Alliance members choose to interoperate on a settlement-free
commercial basis irrespective of geography, and to pass on Zero-Cost
or reduced cost international calls to their customers.
Joining the settlement-free Alliance also extends access to VoIP
end-users across an IP-IP global network (avoiding PSTN), within
the secure XConnect Network environment.
Members ‘plug and peer’ with other Internet telephony
service providers around the world through a single connection to
the XConnect Network, avoiding the need to negotiate multiple exchange
XConnect Alliance members are Internet telephony service providers
(ITSPs), Voice over Broadband operators (VoBBs) and Broadband telephony
companies with points of presence around the world.
Membership includes the full suite of XConnect services; enum/directory
management, multi-protocol interoperability, advanced security features,
and contractual/commercial support for settlement free peering.
Participation in DirectRoute for inbound calls is optional and members
are entitled to significant revenue.
DirectRoute facilitates low cost termination to VoIP consumers around
the world from any service provider by disintermediating all unnecessary
transit parties and delivering a call via the most direct route
– straight into the terminating service providers VoIP infrastructure.
Significant savings Vs. PSTN termination rates to the same geographies.
Calls are charged according to the DirectRoute pricing schedule.
Implemented via an All-Call-Query against XConnect’s ENUM
registry or embedded within XConnect Ready™ partner devices.
A low cost ENUM Exchange that allows service providers to provision
their subscriber ENUM data, define peering policy and relationships,
and exchange ENUM data with their peers in order to facilitate bilateral
Provisioned ENUM entries are, by default, available to call via
XConnect’s DirectRoute service.