Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit membership organization for the new all-IP telco category of service providers with a mission to speed the transition to all-IP networks, preserve the unregulated status of IP communications, and upgrade core voice service to HD voice.
VCXC offers a multi-stakeholder governance alternative to traditional telecom regulation and allows operators to demonstrate the public interest benefits of leaving IP communications unregulated. VCXC has launched what it claims as the “largest all-IP voice communications exchange with 100 million reachable IP population.” The Communication Exchange enables a new all-IP telco category combining IP services, IP devices, IP access, and IP interconnects.
As part of this development, VCXC is launching initial 12 month trial titled, New Beginning 2013 Workshop on December 19, 2012.
The VCXC Communication Exchange offers several benefits to member network operators including immediate policy parity with information technology companies , private member-to-member bilateral IP interconnects supporting IP provisioned services and support for a transition to HD voice as the universal core voice service by June 15, 2018.
The all-IP telco represents a new category distinct from any of the 21 service provider types recognized by the FCC (News - Alert). This market segment promises significant operational expense benefits, reduced regulatory expenses, and revenue growth through HD voice and other new services.
Bandwidth.com (News - Alert) and Ooma are a few among the participants of VCXC Communication Exchange.
"Bandwidth.com's participation in the VCXC Communication Exchange reflects our founding belief in the potential of IP communications to transform the telecommunications industry," said John Murdock, president, Bandwidth.com. "Bandwidth.com's customers like Pinger (News - Alert) and Google already use the flexibility of all-IP connections to create compelling new communication services."
"Ooma supports the VCXC Communication Exchange as the first of a new wave of private all-IP service interworking exchanges moving VoIP interconnection off the PSTN," said Toby Farrand, VP Engineering, Ooma, in a statement.
"VCXC membership makes it possible for Ooma's customers to enjoy the benefits of HD Voice not just when calling other Ooma customers, but when they make or receive calls from the customers of other all-IP telco's participating in the Communication Exchange as well," Farrand added.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli