XConnect has launched what it claims is the first service which comprehensively interconnects VoIP islands and facilitates commercial relationships between them, by enabling settlement or settlement-free exchanges of traffic.
The XConnect service utilises interconnection technology from Kayote Networks providing companies - such as t provides members, including VoIP carriers and ASPs - with the convenience of a single point of connection to the XConnect network and the most direct route to as many IP endpoints and IP communications services as possible.
XConnect is carrier-neutral to provide privacy and security for commercially sensitive member data. Its service is marketed as the only one of its kind to include key island bridging requirements such as: number directory resource; interoperability management; commercial relationships (including the settlement-free XConnect Alliance); VoIP security systems; and identity services.
The XConnect Alliance paradigm has the stated aim of realising the promise of IP communications to make the PSTN and its settlement model redundant. Founder members include leading European IP telephony providers: Gossiptel in the UK, Telio in Scandinavia and VozTelecom in Spain.