According to a recent white paper from Stealth Communications (News - Alert), powers of service creation are shifting to the general public. Yes, overall this is A Good Thing, but as they paper notes, it does cause a bit of confusion, as “the very definition of web, telecom and media services has become a moving target.”
Enter Voice Peering Fabric (VPF). As TMCnet has reported, The Voice Peering Fabric is a collection of several independent components that help service providers overcome challenges associated with legacy telephony network structures and business models. The system is especially beneficial for wholesale voice minute providers.
As the white paper explains, “The explosive adoption of Ethernet and IP, originally used in enterprise networks, now find themselves within the core of service provider networks.” What this means is that communication applications and services based on IP can be – are being – used by organizations to deliver better services faster, since IP technology lets people develop and manage applications in-house.
This is because when services communicate purely in IP, as the paper points out, you can much more easily respond to changing business and market demands.
What Stealth Communications does, company officials say, is “bring together Stealth’s Voice Peering Fabric and its network of members and partners to address challenges and provide products for clients in the industry.” Given VPF’s open marketplace, organizations can buy, sell and peer communication services on their own terms, capabilities necessary for the rapidly-changing world they inhabit.
Earlier this year TMCnet reported that Stealth Communications, a New York-based company, has been committed to providing network platforms for the interconnection and peering of applications and services since 1995.
Since its inception, the company has provided dedicated Internet access services to mid and large enterprise New York City markets, companies in the financial sector and those in the service provider market.
In 2003, however, the company made its next big mark when it helped redefine how voice networks interconnect and trade minutes. Stealth’s Voice Peering Fabric was introduced, a fabric that allows buyers and sellers of minutes and telephony-related services to trade without a broker or counter-party, according to company officials.
It also allows organizations to route traffic completely within the IP domain bypassing both the public telephone system and the public Internet.
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David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin