From the SIP Trunking Experts

August 11, 2011

Neutral Tandem Expands Global Network by Deploying Voice Softswitch in Telehouse UK

By Rajani Baburajan SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Neutral Tandem, a provider of global interconnection services, announced the deployment of a PSX voice softswitch from Sonus Networks in one of the world's largest interconnection hubs, the Telehouse Docklands North location in London.

This deployment marks  further expansion to Neutral Tandem’s global network, and it offers international carrier customers the ability to interconnect via Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)/IP.

"Deploying a voice softswitch in Telehouse's facility in London reinforces our ongoing commitment to expand our International Voice Services, and provides scalable, high quality, direct termination for our carrier customers," said Edward Evans, CEO of Neutral Tandem, in a statement.

International carrier customers can also take advantage of Neutral Tandem's innovative voice termination services such as CommonPoint, which helps them complete calls to tens of millions of wireless and wireline telephony end points in the United States.

The expansion also allows customers to directly interconnect with the Neutral Tandem global voice network via SIP/IP in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, and the United States.

"This deployment is yet another milestone attained by Neutral Tandem as we expand globally and strengthen our fully meshed, all-IP, MPLS network, and streamline how competitive carriers route traffic between one another," Evans added.

According to Michelle Reid, director of Telehouse UK, the Telehouse world-class data center in London provides an ideal location for Neutral Tandem's European customers to interconnect and route their traffic to the U.S. "Additionally, our data center in London provides a neutral point of interconnection and is a major hub for companies that operate in the European markets."

A recent article from TMCnet says HD voice interconnection service from Neutral Tandem will “break the dam of progress for HD voice interconnection between carriers in fairly short order because it doesn't require much overhead and can be easily implemented by its current customer base.”

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca
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