XO Communications, Inc.
announced that it has interconnected with Stealth Communications'
Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the world's largest peering network that allows members to exchange voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic without relying on traditional telephone networks.
The VPF is revolutionizing the telephony industry by allowing calls on different VoIP networks to be traded without the expensive task of traversing the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The VPF is a distributed Ethernet network that functions as an exchange or meet-point for VoIP traffic by allowing enterprises and service providers to establish peer-to-peer connections in a secure, quality-of-service environment.
By joining the VPF, XO will be able to take advantage of the fast growing VPF ENUM Registry and exchange VoIP traffic directly with other VPF members. In addition, for VPF members that need to deliver VoIP calls to the PSTN, XO will be able to offer VoIP Origination and Termination services nationwide through the VPF. By handing off VoIP traffic directly to XO, VPF members' traffic will be routed across the XO IP network at the highest priority and terminated to the PSTN at destinations across the United States.
"VoIP providers need access to the traditional phone networks, and through the VPF XO can offer members a cost-effective way to deliver their VoIP calls to the public switched telephone network," said Ernie Ortega, president of carrier sales at XO Communications. "With our national IP network and VoIP infrastructure, XO can deliver VPF members' calls to any domestic location on the public switched telephone network through a single connection to our network."
"We are very excited to have XO to join our community. Their participation in the VPF Minutes Market will no doubt provide competitive services and add value to our marketplace. XO's use of the VPF ENUM Registry will decrease their operational costs and benefit our members by allowing VoIP calls to remain within the IP domain." said Shrihari Pandit, President and CEO of Stealth Communications.