In this economy, businesses need to save money and can’t afford disruptions in communications, which is why voice peering can be beneficial. Using voice peering to deliver voice data is an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that corporate communications never falter.
Users can forward calls directly to other provider networks using VoIP technology with voice peering from one New York City-based voice peering provider. The company's “Voice Peering Fabric” service functions as a meeting point for enterprises and carriers to exchange traffic directly without using public Internet or PSTN.
A pure voice peering environment is an individualistic arrangement that allows interconnection and exchange of peer-to-peer voice traffic that eliminates the need of a central "system" to process voice calls among networks.
Stealth Communications’ (News
) Voice Peering Fabric allows VoIP peering interconnect where one provider plugs into one city location and another carrier to plug into another location in another city with the VPF providing the link connecting the two cities, said TMC’s
Richard “Zippy” Grigonis, in an article
published in TMC’s (News
) Internet Telephony
“VoIP can be done on Layer 2 (carriers connect to a separate private network) or on a layer 5 basis (peering occurs on open networks such as the Internet, with routing and signaling managed by a central provider),” Grigonis said. “Stealth altered the original VPF model in 2008 which was based on an internationally distributed Layer 2 Ethernet network purpose-built for VoIP traffic. Now, instead of accessing the VPF via the large node sites, smaller and out-of-the-way network operators can access the VPF and purchase services on the VPF trading platform via the public Internet.”
According to the company’s Web site, voice peering can occur on a bilateral and multilateral basis.
- Bilateral peering is when two parties come together directly and exchange traffic, a commercial relationship is usually associated with this type of transaction. These are typically the transactions that occur within the VPF Minutes Market and VPF ASP Market.
- Multilateral peering is when all parties agree to a common set of policies to exchange traffic. A great example is the VPF ENUM Registry, where all parties agree to send and receive calls between one other directly for free.
Voice peering can help businesses keep productivity high by using a private network and never having to depend on other service providers or fear of a crash in the system or network.
CEO Shrihari Pandit (News
) said, “supporting new types of services is also an area where voice peering has great utility, there are distinct advantages to terminating traffic.”
To learn more about the benefits of peering for service providers, please visit the Voice Peering
channel on TMCnet
, or visit Stealth Communications’ Web site
Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jessica Kostek