Kayote Networks, Inc., experts in Voice over IP (VoIP) interconnectivity technology and developer of advanced IP communication services, and XConnect, the world’s largest provider of secure and neutral Voice over IP (VoIP) peering, interconnection and federation services, are showcasing advanced peering and VoIP interoperability solutions for cable MSOs at booth # VoiceNET at the 2006 National Show, NCTA’s (National Cable Telecom Association) annual conference. Both companies have recently been jointly selected by five Dutch cable operators to deploy the world’s first VoIP Peering network on a national level, and American MSOs are expected to follow.
A joint initiative comprised of five Dutch cable operators totaling more than 7 million subscribers with more than 450,000 telephony subscribers awarded a VoIP Peering contract to a partnership of Kayote Networks and XConnect in January 2006. The landmark agreement enables participating operators to share VoIP traffic directly over their IP networks, completely bypassing traditional phone networks. This eliminates PSTN interconnection fees, maintains high quality of voice and enables multimedia-rich IP communications services, such as video and presence, to be delivered across all the interconnected VoIP networks.
“Market feedback we have been receiving increases our confidence that we are on the cusp of a revolution in VoIP,” said Baruch Sterman, CEO of Kayote Networks.” Building on the momentum from the Holland project, many local MSOs are realizing the potential of VoIP peering as a method of solving the complex issues of VoIP interoperability. NCTA members are turning to us because of the realization that our solutions will enable them to save on costs and offer better services to end users.”
Kayote Networks and XConnect will showcase at the NCTA National Show in Atlanta, April 9 through 11, 2006 at booth # VoiceNET.