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

Alex Balashov abalashov at evaristesys.com
Sat Dec 5 16:43:09 EST 2015

Yep, I think we're saying the same thing. And while Inteliquent's role 
is undeniably interesting, I do think it ultimately fits squarely into 
PSTN 2.0.

On 12/05/2015 04:41 PM, Paul Timmins wrote:

> 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.
> -Paul
>> On Dec 5, 2015, at 14:17, Erik Flournoy <erik at eespro.com
>> <mailto: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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