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TMCNet:  New Report Analyzes FCC's VoIP Direct Access Trial

[December 02, 2013]

New Report Analyzes FCC's VoIP Direct Access Trial

ATLANTA, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new report from TransNexus, a leading VoIP network management software developer, examines the Federal Communication Commission's recent decision to allow VoIP carriers limited direct access to telephone numbers. The report covers the background of the proceedings, recent updates and problems facing trial participants, as well as potential long term results of the trial. The report also includes detailed call flow and cash flow diagrams that describe how direct access will affect VoIP settlements.

In a July 31 conference call with analysts, Vonage CFO, Dave Pearson, said the direct access trial is progressing well. "If the proposed rules are adopted, that will facilitate the shift to direct IP to IP interconnection and enable long term structural cost savings in the double digit millions of dollars in the subsequent two to three years," he said. But more than simple cost savings, the activities at the FCC are pointing to some major long term changes in the telecom industry.

One such change is the transition to VoIP peering. VoIP peering allows direct IP-to-IP connections. By eliminating the need for many of the middleman functions, VoIP peering will dramatically change the role of wholesale service providers in the interconnection process, as well as the role of retail service providers for enterprises. VoIP peering provides the vehicle to expand advanced services and features beyond the service provider networks.

According to Jim Dalton, president of TransNexus, "VoIP peering is actually already here. We have customers peering within private networks already using the TransNexus OSPrey routing server. Direct access will move peering out of private networks and into the public network." The OSPrey routing server intelligently routes traffic to either the PSTN or an IP interconnect.

The report, entitled "VoIP and Direct Access: An Update on the FCC VoIP Trial" is available for free download on the TransNexus website at

About TransNexus TransNexus is a software development company specializing in applications for managing wholesale VoIP networks. Important carrier features offered by TransNexus are fraud detection, dynamic least cost and quality of service routing, number portability, profitability analysis and wholesale billing. For more information, visit

Media Contact:Jim DaltonTransNexus1(404) SOURCE TransNexus, Inc.

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