[VoiceOps] Asterisk

Carlos Alvarez caalvarez at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 11:14:19 EDT 2014

While I wouldn't say a "majority" of calls go through Asterisk, it's
important to note that just because L3 uses something else, that
doesn't mean the call doesn't also go through some ITSP's Asterisk

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:57 AM, Peter Rad. <peter at 4isps.com> wrote:
> On 8/1/2014 10:38 AM, John at intelechoice.us wrote:
> Everyone's welcome to their own opinion. I would venture to say 99% of VoIP
> is on some type of asterisk platform.
> John
> InteleChoice.us
> 322 Mall Blvd 190
> Monroeville, Pa 15146
> Well, RC and 8x8 are built off Asterisk or FreeSwitch  and they account for
> a lot of noise, but not a lot of lines. The largest CLEC in the US is
> actually Comcast. Comcast has the most VoIP and it comes off Broadsoft, SBCs
> and ALU.
> Level3 is the VoIP back-end for a number of ITSP's and it is Sonus and their
> own softswitch. (L3 built one of the first softswitches and owns a number of
> patents on it. Sprint, VZ, ATT, 8x8 all own patents for VoIP).
> XO is atop 10 SIP provider and again BSFT.
> VZ's SIP and VCE offering is on BSFT.
> Cable's voice is all VoIP, but none of the top 8 MSO's use Asterisk.
> The top ILECs all use Meta or BSFT or ALU.
> Wind, EarthLink, Alaska are all on Meta.
> Cellular calls are VoIP (and will soon be VoLTE off of ... BSFT).
> Yes there are a couple of thousand (IOCs, MSOs, ITSPs, cellco) VoIP
> providers in the US and a majority of the ITSP market is Asterisk, but a
> majority of VoIP lines is not Asterisk.
> I don't work for BSFT. I consult to a number of regional and larger CLECs on
> HPBX and other product launches.
> Regards,
> Peter @ RAD-INFO
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