The Internet+ Model
Intertex and Ingate presented the Internet+ model at ITEXPO in Miami 1-3 February 2012. There were several sessions and a BoF (Birds of a Feather) meeting at Ingate's 3 day SIP Trunk-UC Seminar at ITEXPO.
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks. Until now, only the plain old telephony service (POTS) has been delivered globally over IP, while better services with high definition voice, video conferencing, instant messaging (IM) and presence, have emerged in islands like Skype, GoogleTalk or in the enterprise UC-PBX. However, these islands lack global connectivity, sometimes have inferior quality and can only use telephone numbers if connected to the POTS via gateways.
SIP Really Works: Mobility, Multimedia, Numbers
At a live demonstration at ITEXPO, Intertex showed that SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) can do far more than just replicate the old telephony service (POTS). The live demonstration, involving the audience, was held at Ingate’s SIP Trunk-Unified Communication Seminar in Miami, February 2011.
FCC Takes Away Intercarrier Compensation
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the US regulatory authority, reduces telco’s compensation for handing over telephone calls to each other, beginning December 2011. Over a period of seven-to-nine years, the intercarrier compensation will be decreased to zero. Stopping the interest for the session peering of calls, will hopefully give us new and better telephone services and the benefits of reliability and bandwidth of global IP networks. More info at TelcoExchange