Laura Abbott, for XConnect
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NETNUMBER TITAN SERVER CERTIFIED XCONNECT-READY,
SIMPLIFYING VOIP FEDERATION-BASED INTERCONNECTION
Interoperability Testing Streamlines NetNumber TITAN Access
To XConnect Registry and Peering Federations Globally
LONDON – March 11, 2009 – XConnect, the leader in Voice over IP (VoIP) and Next Generation Network (NGN) peering, today announced that the NetNumber TITAN (Transactional IP Telephony Addressing and Numbering) server has been certified XConnect-Ready.â„¢
This interoperability certification assures service providers deploying the TITAN server that they can enable registry lookups and routing information with the XConnect ENUM registry. This allows calls between the service provider’s network and XConnect federation members to be routed over IP, bypassing the PSTN. With PSTN hops circumvented, call quality is preserved, termination costs are reduced, and advanced services such as high-definition voice and video can be carried across networks.
The NetNumber TITAN, a converged ENUM, SIP, SS7/C7 and SIGTRAN addressing and routing engine, received the XConnect Ready designation after completing interoperability testing based on SIP signalling and ENUM queries with XConnect federations.
“The TITAN server is the first addressing and routing engine that XConnect has certified,” said Eli Katz, XConnect CEO and founder, who added that the company previously has certified signalling platform elements, such as SIP proxies and session border controllers. “This new interoperability will enable service providers utilizing TITAN to efficiently access XConnect Registry information and interconnect to XConnect Federations by enabling cascading queries from TITAN to the XConnect Registry.”
Katz continued, “With NetNumber as our partner, we are pleased to be working toward the goal of universal routing of voice, video and converged applications between IP communication service providers, both fixed and mobile.”
The XConnect Ready Partners Program is designed to create an ecosystem of pre-tested vendors and solutions to facilitate peering.
“Fixed-line carriers and mobile operators that have deployed the NetNumber TITAN server can now query the XConnect registry via SIP and ENUM methodologies to identify routing details for millions of telephone numbers operated by service providers globally,” said Douglas Ranalli, NetNumber’s founder and chief strategy officer. “Future Carrier-ENUM and number-portability implementations will depend on the smooth integration of routing data from multiple registry providers, and this certification moves us in that direction.”
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London-based XConnect offers a comprehensive suite of peering, interconnect and registry services to enable IP communication operators to connect and exchange voice and multimedia traffic within secure, ENUM-based peering federations. XConnect’s services enable telecom service providers to reduce interconnection costs, improve service quality, simplify operations, and offer rich multimedia IP communications on a cross-network basis. Backed by Tier 1 venture capital firms, including Accel Partners and Venrock Associates, XConnect was selected by the cable industry in the Netherlands to operate the first national VoIP peering solution. XConnect has lead industry consolidation via the acquisition of the European carrier ENUM exchange e164.info and US-based peering service IPeerX Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.xconnect.net/.
NetNumber provides market-leading converged, next-generation, ENUM, SIP, SS7/C7 and SIGTRAN addressing and routing technology to the global communications industry. The NetNumber TITAN server is licensed and deployed by many of the world’s largest mobile operators, fixed-line carriers, and cable companies as a centralized addressing and routing infrastructure for both TDM and IP-based voice services, messaging services, number-portability services and least-cost routing services. The highly-scalable TITAN Master/Edge architecture provides carriers/operators with a centralized infrastructure for managing addressing and routing data for use by multiple applications that may be widely distributed across a carrier’s global network. Additional information is available at http://www.netnumber.com/.