The Voice Peering
Fabric or, “VPF,” is important today as broadband voice continues to be the communications method of choice for users across the globe.
The VPF (News
) is a Layer-2 Ethernet peering fabric built and operated specifically for VoIP networks. It is located in a core interconnection facility and offers a particular value to today’s marketplace as it can reach more metro, domestic and international long-haul routes.
These technologies and components include the Internet, IP peering, VoIP, common physical interconnection points, market transparency, and other elements – each of which are important to the existence of the VPF.
The VPF also works to resolve issues related to the wholesale VoIP business including the need to find actual buyers and sellers, indentifying available routes, rates and billing terms, verifying credibility, testing the route for quality assurance, and more.
To resolve these issues, the VPF creates a transparent marketplace for VoIP buyers and sellers that lists company names and members along with contact, rates, routes, available capacity, call-completion percentage, and more.
Also, the VPF offers a member feedback page to help others know what to expect from a particular member, and a number of interconnection methods and choices that make it easier for companies to make a decision and get connected.
Connection methods outlined in the whitepaper include:
-- Direct Category-5 cable (Cat-5) connection to the VPF at the core interconnection facility.
-- Transparent LAN service (metro, or long-haul Ethernet) circuit into the core site and then a Cat-5 cross-connect to the VPF.
-- Traditional TDM circuit into the core site, requiring a router, or gateway, to be co-located at the core site and a Cat-5 cross-connected to the VPF.
-- IP tunnel through the VoIP carrier’s ISP, requiring a special configuration with an ISP at the core interconnection facility already connected to the VPF.
, a provider of network platforms for the interconnection and peering of applications and services, launched the' Voice Peering Fabric, or “VPF” as a solution for unifying communications between organizations in a way the company claims is, “like never before.”
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi