With ITEXPO West in full swing today, companies have already started making announcements at the event. Take, for example, ITEXPO Gold Sponsor Voxbone, which took the event as an opportunity to point out that several U.S.-based cloud communications services providers are using its VoxOUT service.
Launched back in January, VoxOUT is the first wholesale service for supporting telephone access to emergency services in multiple European countries — 10 altogether, including the U.K., Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden — for a single IP-based interconnection.
The U.S.-based operators that have signed on to use VoxOUT include 8x8 and OneStream Networks, as well as several as of yet unnamed high-profile providers of cloud communications, SIP trunking and cloud PBX services.
“As VoIP services become increasingly popular, regulators are becoming stricter regarding VoIP service providers’ compliance with telecommunication regulations,” said Voxbone CEO Itay Rosenfeld. “Moreover, the absence of the ability to call the local emergency service is a showstopper for many enterprises considering migrating to VoIP-based telecommunications. Therefore, cloud communications providers wanting to expand their services internationally need a cost-effective solution for multi-national emergency calling.”
Rosenfeld went on to add that VoxOUT, along with IP-based communications applications and traditional voice-termination services for local calls to regular phone numbers, enables cloud providers to offer communications services that are superior to landline telephony in every conceivable way.
VoxOUT helps providers’ customers to comply with regulatory requirements in Europe for dialing calls to local emergency numbers in countries lacking in terms of telecommunications network infrastructure. Best of all, VoxOUT does this without the cost and complexity typical of competing alternatives, which tend to require interconnecting with local telecommunications companies. Instead, the service emergency calls are connected via the PSTN to the closest emergency service center.
Finally, VoxOUT is available as an add-on to Voxbone’s VoxDID service, making it even more convenient for existing VoxDID customers.