Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) is a non-profit organization that works with member operators to speed the transition to all-IP networks, preserve the unregulated status of IP communications, and upgrade core voice service to HD voice.
VCXC recently announced an all-IP voice communications exchange with 100 million reachable IP population. The Communication Exchange, which is touted as the largest in the industry, enables a new all-IP telco category combining IP services, IP devices, IP access, and IP interconnects. The all-IP telco exchange represents a new category distinct from any of the 21 service provider types recognized by the FCC (News - Alert). It enables several operational expense benefits, reduced regulatory expenses and revenue growth through HD voice and other new services.
VCXC Communication Exchange enables member network operators to gain immediate policy parity with information technology companies, in addition to private member-to-member bilateral IP interconnects supporting IP provisioned services. VCXC Communication Exchange also supports for a transition to HD voice as the universal core voice service by June 15, 2018.
Bandwidth.com (News - Alert) and Ooma are some of the earlier members of the VCXC Communication Exchange. As part of the community, these companies are able to offer the flexibility of all-IP connections to improve the voice peering and communications service of their customers.
"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, in a statement. "Bandwidth.com's customers like Pinger and Google (News - Alert) 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.
For Ooma, the membership not only enables its 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.
The company is launching an initial 12 month trial on December 19th.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli