Voice peering company Stealth Communications recently rolled out a new set of features for its Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) service. The new features add capabilities for routing SMS, MMS, CNAM and presence data using the VPF ENUM
registry. Full IPv4 and IPv6 support is included.
These features mean Stealth’s VPF registry, designed to facilitate exchange of VoIP
traffic without needing to transverse the public phone network, is now even more useful to service providers.
For those not familiar with VPF
, the registry is based on ENUM technology, a directory-like structure that translates phone numbers and resolves them to URLs much as domain name servers (DNSs) convert URLs into numeric, IP
Routing capabilities now available with VPF are summarized below.
- Short Message Service (SMS) – short-text messaging traditionally used on mobile devices.
- Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) – expanded version of SMS that allows exchange of rich text, images, sounds and video clips.
- Calling Name Delivery Information (CNAM) – used to deliver Caller ID information.
- Presence – technology that shows the status of one user’s availability to another user; status can include characteristics such as ‘offline,’ ‘online,’ ‘busy,’ or ‘idle.’
Using these new features requires no transactional costs for registering data, querying the registry or completing calls/messages. VPF members can take advantage of these new capabilities right away by inserting or updating existing ENUM records.
Shrihari Pandit, founder and CEO of Stealth Communications, said that the new VPF features fit with the company’s focus on providing a simple, secure environment for the global voice community.
“By integrating new and traditional applications/services with ENUM, it enables our members to route calls based on presence information, to store and retrieve CNAM
data, and to exchange text/multimedia messaging directly,” Pandit said in a statement.
To learn more about Stealth Communications’ voice peering solutions, please visit the company’s TMCnet.com
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