Sprint scales up Partner Interexchange Network with its termination-only service

Sprint Wholesale's (NYSE: S) Partner Interexchange Network (PIN), a service that provides business-to-business wholesale exchange of voice traffic to any kind of service provider (MSOs, ILECs, CLECs, etc), has been quite a hit after being initially launched last October. Since Sprint began passing PIN traffic in April, the PIN partner base has grown to 67 million telephone numbers, a figure Sprint forecasts will grow to 100 million by the end of 2010.

To help new members lower their voice termination costs, Sprint has introduced its termination-only PIN, a service that allows customers to establish interconnection arrangement with Sprint's on-net PIN community and their off-net routes. In addition to lowering costs Sprint says the new offering can serve as a migration path for service providers to become an on-net PIN partner.

As a service provider community initiative, Sprint PIN service creates a community of partners to exchange VoIP service between each other while operating on Sprint's global Tier 1 IP network. While Sprint's traditional TDM-based long-distance voice traffic has continued to decline, the PIN could create a foundation for the growing base of VoIP services.

"Sprint's new termination-only PIN offering positions Sprint to capture growing demand for wholesale VoIP termination. ATLANTIC-ACM's recent survey of U.S. wholesale customers, indicated buyers expect spending on wholesale VoIP termination and wholesale VoIP interconnection to grow the fastest among all long-haul wholesale products," said Aaron Blazar, vice president, ATLANTIC-ACM in a release.

For more:
- see the release here

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