International Call Routing: A Challenging Area to Master, But Payoffs Can Be Big

June 2011

International Call Routing: A Challenging Area to Master, But Payoffs Can Be Big

interview with John Fitzpatrick

International call routing offers a completely different set of challenges than the common practices found in North America.  This article explains the many issues faced in international LCR from imprecise routing and number portability headaches to dispute problems and the flood of wholesaler rate sheets that must be rapidly made sense of and implemented in the routing plan.

Dynamic Call Routing: The Market Enabler that Allows VoIP to Improve with Age

June 2011

Dynamic Call Routing: The Market Enabler that Allows VoIP to Improve with Age

interview with Neal Axelrad

Least cost routing (LCR) has matured greatly in recent years.  Today’s routing is far more dynamic because of new real-time capabilities.  This article explains technology advances that instaneously re-routie calls based on real-time intellgence gathering from the network.  Also discussed are template-driven rate addendums, SaaS delivery, and the economics of LCR.

Meet Your New Cost Management Solution: A Tandem Hub Carrier

November 2010

Meet Your New Cost Management Solution: A Tandem Hub Carrier

interview with Surendra Saboo

In the telco interconnect game, frustrations are many: high tolls, jurisdiction scams, and the expense of connecting to a partner.  This article explains how tandem or aggregation carriers are making life easier and saving operators a boatload of money.  Learn the difference between peering and a “tandem hub” and why this trend is becoming increasingly global.

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