[VoiceOps] Conferencing NPAs

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Tue Dec 8 19:03:04 EST 2009

Scott Berkman wrote:

> Yes, number of Tandem trunks and/or PRIs.
> 	Remember that Level 3's voice service was born out of their managed
> modem service.  As the modem business (especially that of their really large
> wholesale customers) started declining, that capacity was converted to (or
> shared with) IP media gateways.  Therefore areas that didn't have a large
> capacity in the modem world didn't have a large capacity for calls.

Yes, that I know, but my understanding was that this applies to 
origination.  That is why they have direct end-office trunks to nearly 

How does the termination architecture work?  I would assume it's like 
any other large CLEC and/or IXC:  by default, they connect to a POI 
and have tandem groups from there, and also ride their own network to 
select end-offices in which colocate equipment for the purpose of 
generating UNEs, when/if there is switching equipment there.

Alex Balashov - Principal
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