[VoiceOps] Future of the Traditional PSTN vs VOIP and VoLTE

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Sat Dec 5 16:41:36 EST 2015

I can only point out what I pointed out in the FCC comment period - iconnectiv already charges both sides for the LERG, which it solely maintains with an iron grip. It maintains many if not practically all of the standards documents, and now we're proposing (well, too late for future tense) to let them have control over number portability now.

The LERG update system and all of its screens, and all the goofy identifiers each held behind their own paywalls and gatekeepers - nothing about it looks to be modernizing any time soon. If you're hoping for forward looking ideas out of this company, you're not going to find them. They have entrenched interest in maintaining the status quo.

I'd love for it to be different, but I see this only as more consolidation around the dinosaurs that created this convoluted market to begin with.


> On Dec 5, 2015, at 14:17, Erik Flournoy <erik at eespro.com> wrote:
> Aloha Group,
> I'm curious to know others thoughts on where they believe the traditional PSTN is going vs VOIP and VoLTE. Now that Iconnectiv will be administering the LNP in the US I feel as though it's the best time to try and propose new or more up to date solutions that allow smaller carriers to operate.
> For example there is no charge to have the ability to port numbers in NPAC, but there is a monthly charge for the remote access to the NPAC. Then the interconnectivity at the LEC level. The archaic ways of telecom have not seemed to change much although VOIP is now in my opinion the standard of telecom. VOIP will soon be able to get code blocks and route via SIP vs SS7 and LERG. LERG, ASR/LSR, SS7 all systems owned by one monopolizing company.
> Erik F.
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