[VoiceOps] More Question about routing

Mary Lou Carey marylou at backuptelecom.com
Wed Sep 9 17:41:56 EDT 2020

I'm not so sure that 95% of the industry are non-interconnected VOIP 
carriers, but from what I see the ILECs have done everything they can to 
eliminate CLECs from the market and make most VOIP carriers reliant on 
the DID services of the few CLECs left. The ILECs all bought up the 
transport companies that CLECs used to order backhaul services to their 
network from. Even before they took over these companies, they quit 
offering transport services for LIS trunks so it's almost impossible to 
interconnect as a CLEC or Wireless carrier anymore.They've also pushed 
deregulation of all the services through so they can do whatever they 
want. If it keeps going in the direction it's headed, be prepared to 
have our monopoly back in the next 10 years or so. I really don't 
understand what the whole point of the divestiture was if the big 3-5 
carriers will still be in control of the network for the entire country. 
Pretty sad if you ask me because for some of them competition was the 
only incentive they.ve had to treat customers and other carriers right.

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On 2020-09-09 03:45 PM, Alex Balashov wrote:
> 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

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