Category Archives: VoIP

Innovation in Wholesale VoIP Termination

By Manoj Jain, COO, Bankai Group

Manoj Jain, COO, Bankai Group

There are two sides to the wholesale VoIP market. There are those carriers that sell capacity and service, including termination, which are carried over their own facilities to other carriers. In this scenario, capacity and termination services are traded among carriers to supplement one another’s facilities. Alternatively, there are also those providers, including MNOs, MVNOs, calling card companies, enterprise customers and Tier 1 carriers, which lack an in-place network entirely or in a specific geography and want to white-label and resell hosted VoIP services. 

VoIP Services Market Predicted to Increase at Unprecedented Level

Experts are predicting that the global VoIP services market will grow at a CAGR of 9.1 percent between 2016 and 2021, at which point the market will reach $140 billion, an unprecedented level — meaning it’s a great time to buy, sell and trade VoIP services.

Just recently, BridgeVoice launched its new Automated Carrier Platform, BridgeVoice Pluto. It’s an online platform offering one-stop trading and settlement for SMS and voice. The platform features a quality-based routing component, which enables competitive pricing and real-time prepaid and near to real-time postpaid billing solutions. It can also serve as a gateway and class-4 switching solution, generating stable revenue streams in unstructured telecom ecosystems.

The BridgeVoice Pluto assists in buying, selling and trading high-end, wholesale VoIP routes and termination services.  It enables resellers to customize and brand a fully-supported, scalable and modular carrier platform to offer a secure VoIP transaction portal with minimal CAPEX and reduced OPEX. Customers also gain full visibility into network and termination activities, spread across multiple carriers.  On the network side, customers obtain preferred choice routing, assured quality route termination and 100-percent Calling Line Identification assistance.

“As BridgeVoice expands its global carrier services, we decided at the launch of our Automated Carrier Platform and White Label offering that these services required a name to convey that we connect the world,” explained Bankim Brahmbhatt, CEO and President of BridgeVoice.  “BridgeVoice Pluto suggests the vision of an interconnected and vast universe that is continuously expanding. Our automated platform provides VoIP service providers and carriers worldwide with access to a seamless, secure web-based portal, which similarly will continue to expand and connect a vast universe of customers and partners.”

To learn more about BridgeVoice Pluto, email info@bridgevoice.com.

Why VoIP Termination Is Critical

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

When a caller dials the number, not caring if calling a landline, mobile or VoIP line, the caller’s service provider needs to route the call, perhaps via the network of another carrier to deliver that call to an end point not on their owned network. The route and carriers involved depend on cost, quality, available capacity at a location, and time and day of week. Termination services route calls through providers to the recipient, regardless of whether the call is PSTN- or Internet originated or directed.

What WebRTC Enables

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

Web real-time communication (WebRTC) has the potential to transform the World Wide Web by embedding peer-to-peer sharing applications into browsers and enabling live video streaming over mobile phones. WebRTC is fully supported by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, for example, thereby enabling websites to become service providers. While this situation could increase competition for voice carriers, it also provides additional revenue opportunities for entrenched carriers via unified communication services (UCS), mobile text, video and voice services, and WebRTC, both as a platform and for WebRTC termination to PSTN and mobile networks.

WebRTC is simple to deploy via JavaScript code on any device that can run a web browser.  WebRTC provides an IP-based open source application program interface (API), and depending on one’s point of view, can be compatible or competitive with VoIP. WebRTC is only available through browsers, while VoIP can be used over several protocols. More importantly, WebRTC enables web developers to build VoIP into their web-based applications. WebRTC and VoIP can be used concurrently, and WebRTC allows developers to embed VoIP service directly into a web browser.

Streamlining VoIP Termination Services

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

VoIP traffic is increasing because it is a more affordable alternative to time-division multiplexing (TDM) calling and satisfies the need for wholesale termination arrangements to ensure that calls reach their intended destination regardless of whether the originating carrier has facilities in that geography. A carrier’s success depends highly on which carrier it chooses for VoIP termination services due to its impact on expenses, revenues, profit margins, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

While previously, large carriers worked directly with one another to create termination agreements, the number of wholesale providers has since increased and smaller carriers with tighter local presence have emerged, creating a competitive marketplace with additional options for carriers. The larger operators now need to position themselves such that the smaller carriers can interact and exchange information with them easily.

Challenges in VoLTE: Why Deployment Has Been Slower Than Expected

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai Group

Technology throughout the telecom industry is continuously evolving to enable fast and efficient communication. Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a revolutionary service that is taking the industry by storm, replacing antiquated voice networks with faster and more reliable LTE networks. VoLTE is an entirely new way of transmitting voice, allowing wireless carriers to deliver voice services over existing data networks rather than traditional circuit-switched 2G or 3G networks. In this case, voice becomes just another packetized application on the user’s phone, resulting in a new standard for high-speed wireless communication that delivers a clear and reliable signal, while making more efficient use of existing network resources.

Orchestrating Hyperconnectivity for the Global Enterprise

Businesswoman hand press web telephone button sign. business, technology andGlobal enterprises now require on-demand access to borderless voice and data services across disparate devices and diverse communications technologies. Obtaining this access, however, can be challenging when working with multiple service providers.

It’s much more efficient to consult with a single source that can orchestrate the hyperconnectivity of these disparate elements seamlessly, securely and without interruption.

China Telecom and Hutchison Global Communications Sign IPX Peering Arrangement to Enable Greater Mobile Operator Coverage in China

Originally posted to Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

China TelecomOn Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) President of International and Carrier Business, Andrew Kwok, and China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) Executive Vice PresidenDatat, Ou Yan, met in the International Telecoms Week (ITW) Press Room to sign an official peering agreement between their unique Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) networks. This collaboration will enable HGC’s service provider and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) customers to expand their coverage across mainland China, generating the opportunity to reach more than 200 individual mobile users via a highly diversified network. In addition, CTG’s global coverage will be extended by way of the expansive Hutch-IPX network reach.

BridgeVoice™ Launches New Automated Carrier Platform

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BridgeVoice™, the global leader in retail and wholesale VoIP termination services, and an integral part of multinational telecom technology and carrier services provider Bankai Group, announced it will launch its new Automated Carrier Platform during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016 in Chicago. The new platform will enable wholesale VoIP service providers and carriers to buy, sell and trade numerous high-end wholesale VoIP termination services and routes across a global network of operators through a secure, easy-to-use online portal.  The end result is an automated online funding and bidding platform that can generate profit.

Warning: Plenty of Holes Exist in SIP Security Practices

As originally published on TMCnet

By Peter Scott, TMCnet Contributor

imgresSession Initiation Protocol (News – Alert) (SIP) has delivered us VoIP calling, which reduces costs while increasing what we can do with voice communications. Another gift from SIP is less welcome, however: Added security concerns when it comes to calling.