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July 20, 2007

Kayote Networks Founder Joins XConnect

By Rahul Prabhakar, TMCnet Contributing Editor

XConnect (News - Alert), a leading provider of Federated IP Communications Peering, Interconnection, and ENUM Registry services to global carriers, recently appointed David Schwartz as its chief technology officer.
Schwartz has a long track record in the telecommunications industry. He is co-founder of Kayote Networks (News - Alert), a leading VoIP provider excelling in SIP and other Internet telephony protocols, serving as its chief technology officer for four years.
Prior to Kayote, Schwartz worked as the Director of Telephony Research at Deltathree, Inc., a VoIP service provider committed to the development and growth of IP Communications. He also served as the vice president of Information Technology group at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.
Eli Katz, the founder and CEO of XConnect, said in a statement, “XConnect is responding to strong demand for the creation of customized private peering federations for clients, including PTTs, MSOs and other strategically aligned providers while continuing to grow and expand the XConnect Alliance and DirectRoute service lines.”
“David’s experience in architecting and delivering large scale multi-protocol hosted services makes him uniquely qualified to help XConnect satisfy our customer’s Voice Peering requirements, and we warmly welcome him to the team,” he added.
Schwartz has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Columbia University, majoring in Communication Systems. He is also active in numerous industry standards and specifications activitities.
Schwartz stated, “Voice Peering is essential to the realization of Next Generation Networks and Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), in which advanced IP Communications services enable and enhance interconnectivity. XConnect enables carriers to bridge IP islands that are interconnected today via the PSTN, to achieve breakthrough efficiencies in their networks and interconnects, to reduce termination costs and to extend their advanced services to more customer calls.”
Rahul Prabhakar is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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