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VCXC Launches World's Largest IP Voice Communication Exchange
December 10, 2012
By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor
With higher efficiency and flexibility, an all-IP network has the potential to revolutionize the telecom industry. The process of transitioning to next-generation IP networks requires huge investments by service providers in the telecom marketplace. Born with the mission of speeding up the transition to all-IP networks in the telecom sector, Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) works with its member operators to upgrade core voice service to HD voice and to preserve the unregulated status of IP communications.
To further its commitments toward IP adoption, VCXC has recently launched the world's largest all-IP voice communications exchange with 100 million reachable IP addresses.
The move is aimed at creating a new all-IP category for the telecom sector. For the telecom operators, the IP voice communication exchange will help create compelling new IP services, IP devices, IP access and IP interconnects in the telecom industry. The communication exchange is expected to provide the operators with a multistakeholder governance alternative to traditional telecom regulation. Operating via this exchange, the telecom companies will be able to demonstrate the public interest benefits of leaving IP communications unregulated, VCXC explained in a statement.
Coming with a number of benefits, an all-IP telco seems to be the future of the telecom industry. From the consumers’ perspective, all-IP network means such benefits as free World Dial-up, ITXC and Vonage with AT&T (News - Alert) U-verse.
An all-IP network will allow the telecom operators to deliver HD voice and other new services to their customers creating new revenue streams. With all-IP telco, the telecom companies are also going to experience operational expense benefits and reduced regulatory expenses.
The VCXC offers member network operators three-fold benefits, including immediate policy parity with information technology companies, private member-to-member bilateral IP interconnects supporting IP provisioned services and support for a transition to HD voice as the universal core voice service by June 15, 2018.
California-based free home phone service provider Ooma is one of the members of VCXC. Ooma supports the VCXC Communication Exchange as the first of a new wave of private all-IP service interworking exchanges moving VoIP interconnection off the PSTN.
“VCXC membership makes it possible for Ooma's customers to enjoy the benefits of HD voice not just when calling other Ooma customers, but when they make or receive calls from the customers of other all-IP telco's participating in the Communication Exchange as well,” a company representative said while explaining how the operators can benefit from VCXC membership.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey