ENGLAND & THE NETHERLANDS: XConnect, the leader in Federation-based next generation interconnection and ENUM Registry services, and GCXS, a subsidiary of Global Communications Group, a strategic investment group with 15 years’ experience within the telecommunications market, announced the launch of the Dutch Interconnection Alliance (DIA).
DIA is a carrier-neutral IP Communications Exchange that offers secure, multilateral interconnection between Next Generation IP networks.
The migration to all-IP networks offers many benefits to network operators, enabling them to improve their competitive positioning through the reduction of costs while at the same time driving new revenues through the introduction of new value added services, such as HD Voice, Video and Unified Communications (UC).
However, the complexities and costs of interconnecting to multiple IP networks to enable the cross-network, end-to-end delivery of IP services are of significant concern for operators. The traditional TDM-based interconnect infrastructure cannot support IP interconnection, meaning the cost benefits of IP are lost and new services are limited to within the operator's own network and customers.