Monday, December 10, 2012
VCXC launches world's largest IP voice communication exchange
USA: Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) has launched the world's largest all-IP voice communications exchange with 100 million reachable IP population.
The Communication Exchange enables a new all-IP telco category combining IP services, IP devices, IP access, and IP interconnects. VCXC offers a multistakeholder governance alternative to traditional telecom regulation and allows operators to demonstrate the public interest benefits of leaving IP communications unregulated.
The initial 12-month trial launches with events in Washington, DC on December 19, 2012.
By combining elements of Free World Dial-up, ITXC, and Vonage with AT&T U-verse, the all-IP telco represents a new category distinct from any of the 21 service provider types recognized by the FCC. Operational expense benefits, reduced regulatory expenses, and revenue growth through HD voice and other new services make the all-IP telco the future of the telecom industry.
The VCXC Communication Exchange offers member network operators:
1) Immediate policy parity with information technology companies.
2) Private member-to-member bilateral IP interconnects supporting IP provisioned services.
3) Support for a transition to HD voice as the universal core voice service by June 15, 2018.
"Bandwidth.com's participation in the VCXC Communication Exchange reflects our founding belief in the potential of IP communications to transform the telecommunications industry," said John Murdock, president, Bandwidth.com. "Bandwidth.com's customers like Pinger and Google already use the flexibility of all-IP connections to create compelling new communication services."
“Ooma supports the VCXC Communication Exchange as the first of a new wave of private all-IP service interworking exchanges moving VoIP interconnection off the PSTN," said Toby Farrand, VP Engineering, Ooma. "VCXC membership makes it possible for Ooma's customers to enjoy the benefits of HD Voice not just when calling other Ooma customers, but when they make or receive calls from the customers of other all-IP telco's participating in the Communication Exchange as well."