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

Paul Timmins paul at timmins.net
Sat Dec 5 16:55:25 EST 2015

> On Dec 5, 2015, at 14:50, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> They do indeed, but when you look at their model, doesn't it ultimately redound to the benefit of the same old RBOC and wireless mafia?

Eh - their ITSP interconnection service which they don't really talk about on their website since the product is kind of new seems relatively interesting. It adheres to the same sort of centralized infrastructure that exists in the PSTN but there's many circumstances where many of us CLECs exchange calls across it without charging each other anything (bill and keep), even big ones like Comcast. I'd say probably 1/3 to 1/2 of our traffic ends up never touching RBOC equipment.

(As for intralata and interlata traffic, well that's a different monster and we're gravitating toward bill and keep on that, kicking and screaming the whole time)

> I don't see what Inteliquent is doing as effecting any material structural changes or, as Erik said, "new or more up to date solutions that allow smaller carriers to operate."

I think getting a combined trunk group with all your calls on it is a big enough game changer to at least call it PSTN 1.5. :)

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