[VoiceOps] More Question about routing

Dovid Bender dovid at telecurve.com
Wed Sep 9 16:59:49 EDT 2020

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 4:45 PM Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com>

> On 9/9/20 12:19 PM, Mary Lou Carey wrote:
> > stating you needed authority to get numbering resources from the pooling
> > administration
> Am I wrong to think this is going to hit the VoIP/SIP trunking industry
> like a bomb?
> While the FCC did make possible direct ownership of number resources by
> VoIP companies a few years ago, as far as I know, a very small
> percentage of the industry has filed for an IPES OCN. It's complicated,
> getting numbers routed this way is complicated, and most SIP providers
> prefer to leverage the origination footprint of their underlying
> carriers/LECs, at least as far as I know.
> Even if one doesn't order any numbers, it sounds like one has to have an
> IPES OCN to have a STIR/SHAKEN certificate. Isn't that going to leave
> most interconnected VoIP providers scrambling to get an IPES OCN? As far
> as I know, 95%+ of the industry don't have one...
> Or am I badly misinformed?
> Alex - You are correct, in fact it will be worse. Since everyone will be
able to get their own numbers, a lot  of carriers will. That will make
porting even harder then ever it was before. You will have tens of
thousands of porting departments to deal with....
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