[VoiceOps] Asterisk

Carlos Alcantar carlos at race.com
Wed Aug 6 13:59:29 EDT 2014

If anything asterisk is whats allowed the growth of voip into small
business and enterprise markets.  Before that the bare to entry in a voip
system was far beyond what most companies where willing to pay for a pbx.
What really does suck tho is all the ILECS still require T1¹s as a form of
local interconnect.  I¹ve just finished turning up 2 lata¹s and still
turning up ds3¹s and muxing them down to t1¹s.

Carlos Alcantar
Race Communications / Race Team Member
1325 Howard Ave. #604, Burlingame, CA. 94010
Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos at race.com / http://www.race.com

On 8/1/14, 8:14 AM, "Carlos Alvarez" <caalvarez at gmail.com> wrote:

>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
>> 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
>> 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,
>> and ALU.
>> Level3 is the VoIP back-end for a number of ITSP's and it is Sonus and
>> 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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