BT (NYSE: BT) is giving wireline and wireless service providers that require global VoIP connectivity a new option by providing global connectivity to its IP Exchange platform, a service that allows service providers to connect VoIP-to-VoIP to TDM-based calls.
Already being used by 100 UK-based wireline and wireless service providers, the service is accessible via BT's IP Exchange hubs through various access methods, including BT's MPLS network. As an IP-based platform, service providers can also transmit video and data traffic via emerging standards and configurations. Service providers can also leverage the interface between BT's Ribbit and the IP Exchange platforms to test new IP-based applications.
Wireless operators also could benefit from the new service as well with its GSM signaling over IP (SIGTRAN) element--the IP version of its TDM Roam Connect product. The SIGTRAN product currently delivers IP originated text messages and signaling to over 600 wireless service providers using BT's MPLS access network.
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- Telecompaper has this article
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