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Topic # 67512 3-Sep-2010 06:38 Send private message

After waiting years for the Tier 1 Teleco's in NZ to start embracing SIP Technology finally we have some progress..

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/company-info/media-release-template.cfm?newsid=369&myear=2010


And yes we will take a lot of credit for this as well, as again we think it says something about our network, expertise and delivery of standards based SIP services in NZ, we were pretty pleased to see TelstraClear wanting to work with us first on this and represents a huge move forward in connecting up Next Gen VoIP networks.




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  Reply # 376097 3-Sep-2010 08:12 Send private message

Good job there!





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  Reply # 376102 3-Sep-2010 08:26 Send private message

Congratulations!  Let the death of ISUP begin!




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  Reply # 376160 3-Sep-2010 10:30 Send private message

That sounds fantastic!

is it a sort of peering for SIP calls? effective now?



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  Reply # 376166 3-Sep-2010 10:40 Send private message

Yes correct, instead of expensive legacy SS7 links between carriers it now runs via IP and does all Local and Toll bypass calling betweeen our 2 networks.

Will have a lot more advantages going forward as well as SIP will support a lot more services, like HD voice calling etc.... (when TCL can support it ..... nudge, nudge Drew if you read this)




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  Reply # 376167 3-Sep-2010 10:40 Send private message

What would this mean to end consumers? Will TCL be providing VoIP phone solution?




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  Reply # 376173 3-Sep-2010 10:47 Send private message

TCL already have some VoIP customers I belive, mainly in the commercial area rememeber their NextIP TV ads, don't quote me though as I don't work for TCL.

What it means to TCL is that they will probably get a lot of interest from others now wanting to follow us, this has a huge significance for the industry as well as the TCF has a working party around IP Interconnect designed at looking at replacing PSTN services with IP, WxC is fully active in this and as you can imagine we have been pushing very hard to get this in place... very very slow progess,

We have pushed ahead with our friends at TCL outside of this to to show what can be done in a bilateral arangement, trust me this is pretty big for the Teco industry here and should hopefully starting pushing a few buttons with others that they need to move forward and stop being speed bumps..




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  Reply # 376178 3-Sep-2010 10:53 Send private message

maverick: Yes correct, instead of expensive legacy SS7 links between carriers it now runs via IP and does all Local and Toll bypass calling betweeen our 2 networks.

Will have a lot more advantages going forward as well as SIP will support a lot more services, like HD voice calling etc.... (when TCL can support it ..... nudge, nudge Drew if you read this)


Cool, so, do you guys now do peering at the exchange or do my phone calls from Paraparumu have to reach the shore of California before being routed back to Auckland?
That'd be a good advancement for a telco with a no-peer-no policy.

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  Reply # 376210 3-Sep-2010 12:05 Send private message

Well done Phil. I too hope that TCL (and subsequent peering partners) enable HD Voice (aka G.722 in the first instance).
That will be awesome.





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  Reply # 376230 3-Sep-2010 13:11 Send private message

I for one welcome our new SIP overlords!

But seriously, this is fantastic news.. here's hoping this is just the beginning.




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  Reply # 376295 3-Sep-2010 15:42 Send private message

I think we should celebrate with steak and beer... ready to meet up when you are Phil Cool




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  Reply # 376296 3-Sep-2010 15:43 Send private message

I shall join you via HD WxC Voice + Video!




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  Reply # 378864 11-Sep-2010 21:57 Send private message

Are you planning to peer with other local PSTNs, especially Vodafone, 2Degrees and the various VoIP providers? Hope your gateways support T.38 as well.




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  Reply # 378914 12-Sep-2010 07:49 Send private message

webwat: Are you planning to peer with other local PSTNs, especially Vodafone, 2Degrees and the various VoIP providers? Hope your gateways support T.38 as well.


We have been peering with other tier II carriers for awhile, We have also approached Voda over the last several years but they do not have the capabilities at this stage and have been more focussed on other technical areas, same for 2d, T38 is a pretty basic requirement and has been supported across the WxC network for a number of years.

Our Voice switching Network has been a full SIP core for around 8 years now




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