Level 3 Communications Inc. has begun offering its (3)Voice Termination services internationally.
“The expansion of our termination service is the newest development in our aggressive push into the VoIP market, and will be followed by other new voice products that will further increase our addressable market,” says Sureel Choksi, executive vice president of Softswitch Services for Level 3.
“International voice termination will be an important addition to what we believe is already the industry’s most comprehensive and reliable portfolio of IP-based voice services.”
Today’s announcement builds on the company’s recent introduction of (3)Tone, an enhanced business voice service that Level 3, through its subsidiary, Level 3 Enhanced Services, markets to local telephone companies, systems integrators, CLECs, and value-added resellers. Also in September 2003, Level 3 introduced (3)VoIP MARKETPLACE.
In December 2003, Level 3 significantly expanded its softswitch-based (3)Voice Termination service by enabling customers to hand off traffic directly to Level 3 using an IP interface.
Level 3 originally launched its Voice-over-IP (3)Voice Termination service in December 1999 and for more than four years has been terminating calls in the U.S. for PTTs, interexchange carriers, cable operators and other companies.
In other VoIP news today, Global Crossing has chosen BayPackets’ Agility Network Services Platform (NSP) to enable the migration of its Account Code products and services from an existing circuit-switched network to a next-generation voice over IP network.
As part of this migration, Global Crossing expects to deploy BayPackets’ Agility Authorization Codes application in early 2004. This will enable Global Crossing’s enterprise customers to control service access and/or third-party billing.