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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.

deltathree Launches New VoIP and Calling Features

December 14, 2004

 

New features include Web call, inbound calling, voice mail, call forwarding, SMS callback, and a choice of US, European or Israeli telephone numbers.

deltathree, Inc (NASDAQ:DDDC) today announced the launch of new features and services for its VoIP Reseller Program, expanded the range of devices certified as interoperable with its service, and incorporated the recently announced new pricing plans and an enhanced look and feel for its VoIP service.

Among the new features is an expanded choice of inbound local phone numbers available to end users irrespective of location. Customers can choose to receive calls via these phone numbers as local calls in the US, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel and the UK.

deltathree’s reseller platform enables end users to manage and control a variety of VoIP services and account activities, and gives resellers a wide range of back-office tools to analyze, control and manage their customer base.

The new customizable Web-based and SMS-based callback features allow users to decide if the call should occur immediately or at a later time, new to deltathree’s IP voice service.

Through the Reseller Program, calling centers/shops, Internet Cafes, local hardware and software distributors, local ISPs, calling card and callback companies, telecom consultants, Web portal and entrepreneurs can all participate in the business of VoIP.