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e164.info Rolls Out “Carrier” ENUM

February 25, 2005

e164New ENUM-style peering system will accelerate advent of worldwide free calling.

[netzquadrat] GmbH announced the launch of a settlement-free traffic exchange for carriers under the name e164.info based on the technologies of DNS and ENUM.

Its objective is to eventually allow all telephone traffic to be routed over the public internet, thus eliminating the need for physical interconnects to the PSTN at any point in the call route.

The new peering service works via an international database created by e164.info, through which carriers can designate which phone service would deliver which calls to which destination phone numbers.

At launch time, 14 connected service providers have submitted more than 100 million phone numbers to the e164.info database. These phone numbers are spread over more than 160,000 different dialling prefixes covering 8 countries, including Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, the UK, and the USA.

The original ENUM concept, currently being evaluated under the auspices of the ITU, gives the end-user control over registration with the central database. But e164.info’s carrier version just uses ENUM for routing purposes, with end-users unaware that a DNS-lookup is made to reach their target called party.

Member companies have signed an MoU that ensures the non-profit character of the venture, making clear that they disclose bilateral agreements about charging for the interconnection. Some have said they will interconnect with every provider for free.

A big advantage of e164.info for carriers is that it allows them to stay in full control of a well-defined peering policy. Through a single mouse click, they can arrange and modify peering arrangements with all carriers connected.

e164.info is but one of several ENUM challengers that have sprung up recently, including xConnectDUNDi, and the Australian-based e164.org.

[netzquadrat] GmbH was founded in 1998 by Tim Mois and Thilo Salmon, who founded the German VoIP provider sipgate/nufone, and is based out of Duesseldorf, Germany. Its main focus has been providing consumer information on the web. It has a European IP network of 5,000 km through which it offers a range of low level connectivity services such as IP, PSTN, SMS and VoIP to carrier customers. Carrier connection to e.164.info is free.

Telstra-REACH Partnership Offers Asia-Pacific Services in US

January 18, 2005


New Telstra service provider solutions in offer customizable data communications to carriers, service providers, resellers and system integrators throughout the Asia Pacific region to US markets.

Telstra, Inc, the US arm of the Australian telecom company Telstra Corporation Limited (NYSE:TLS), today announced the US availability of its new Service Provider Solutions, comprising ‘pay as you grow’ access to Telstra’s networks globally and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

The service availability eliminates the need to build out a network, and in many cases provides access to the network of REACH, a top IP backbone operator in Asia. Telstra will provide customized SLAs and global 24/7 technical support, with in-country support at major Asia-Pac destinations.

Telstra currently serves 200 of the top 500 companies in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

i2Telecom Initiates Private-Label VoIP Push

January 7, 2005


i2Telecom launches its Virtual VoIP Network Operator program in an agreement with Clari-net International to resell i2’s VoIP service, augmented by Clari-net’s own local and long distance carrier agreements.

i2Telecom International, Inc (OTCBB:ITUI) announced a global business development partnership with Clari-net International as part of its program to accelerate and extend the penetration of i2’s VoIP service worldwide, and enhance the sale of its platform products.

Clari-net will resell i2Telecom’s InternetTalker MG-3 VoIP microgateways across Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. As part of the agreement, Clari-net has placed an initial order for 1,000 microgateways. Clari-net will develop its own custom products and rate plans.

By standardizing on i2Telecom’s InternetTalker MG-3 VoIP microgateway and back office systems, Clari-net and other VVNO plan partners will leverage their existing base of international wholesale partners to build share as the VoIP service market develops in their service territories.

Clari-net currently operates in nine countries on three continents, and plans to launch a mass market VoIP service in Australia by the end of Q1 2005 to complement its existing VoIP services in Italy, Hungary, Peru and Costa Rica.

i2Telecom’s proprietary technology platform is built to SIP, and its revenue includes prepayments from sales of InternetTalker integrated access devices, recurring monthly subscriptions, call minute termination fees, and original equipment manufacturer royalties.