Sunday, July 17, 2005

Intrado Selects Sonus for its VoIP E9-1-1

Intrado is using Sonus Networks for its V9-1-1 Mobility Service, a wholesale service that helps VoIP service providers to meet the functional requirements of the recent FCC ruling mandating E9-1-1 capabilities for VoIP. Intrado will use a full suite of Sonus products to manage traffic between VoIP networks, offering carriers both the security and point of demarcation functionality critical to delivering emergency services.

Sonus said its distributed, standards-based architecture allows Intrado to scale its network as the demand for consumer VoIP services continues to increase. The Sonus architecture also facilitates the integration and deployment of new next generation services.

  • In May 2005, Intrado announced plans for the deployment of its VoIP 9-1-1 Peering Service as a common access point, enabling E9-1-1 Service Providers to deliver VoIP 9-1-1 calls directly into the dedicated 9-1-1 network.

    Intrado said its VoIP Peering Service would overcome the challenge of interconnecting VoIP 9-1-1 calls with the existing 9-1-1 network. Intrado plans to offer a nationwide VoIP 9-1-1 peering network that will address the needs of those within the VoIP 9-1-1 calling path.

    Recently, several major Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) E9-1-1 Service Providers announced plans to allow VoIP Service Providers to connect to the LEC 9-1-1 network to deliver calls to PSAPs.

    When the Intrado VoIP 9-1-1 Peering Service is deployed by a LEC, VoIP Service Providers operating within that LEC's region will be able to route their VoIP 9-1-1 calls through a single integrated peering point directly into the LEC's 9-1-1 network. VoIP 9-1-1 calls received by the Intrado peering network will then be routed to the correct 9-1-1 selective router and PSAP in accordance with the VoIP Positioning Center's call routing instructions.

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