Sunday, October 5, 2008

Verizon Business Adds IP Termination Capability

Verizon Business is adding an IP termination service to its switchless-termination and dedicated-termination toll free services, which use traditional telephony technology.

This service comes with new online features -- via Verizon's wholesale Web portal, Portfolio -- that allow access to electronic order-entry systems, call-detail records and online bill presentation.

With these enhancements to Advanced Toll Free service also come new rating options: Access-Based Billing and Operating Company Number (OCN)-Based Billing. OCN rates are based on the underlying local exchange carrier (LEC) and geographic region for delivering voice and IP calls over the Verizon Business global network. Both these billing services enable wholesale customers to better manage costs. Advanced Toll Free service also now provides electronic call-detail records, available either through Portfolio (on a daily or more frequent basis) or through a direct network connection that allows continuous streaming of information.