What is the Voice Peering Fabric? Back To Top
The Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) is a voice electronic marketplace. It is a distributed Layer 2 Ethernet network supporting the exchange of VoIP traffic with security and quality at the highest level. The service provides an economical traffic exchange environment where VoIP participants can directly connect to each other, avoiding the un-necessary delays and relays of the public Internet.
What is the VPF Minutes Market? Back To Top
The VPF Minutes Market allows enterprises and service providers to buy and sell VoIP Origination (DID - Inbound Capacity) and Termination (DOD - Outbound) capacity directly without a broker or counter party to the transaction. The Minutes Market is based on a web based tool, allowing our members to market their routes and negotiate a bilateral agreement.
What is the VPF ASP Market? Back To Top
The VPF ASP Market is an open marketplace designed to promote and allow VPF Members to easily gain access to telco databases and gateways including applications. Services include: 411, 8XX, CNAM, LIDB, LNP and SS7. For a complete list of services available, visit: ASP Market
What is the VPF ENUM Registry? Back To Top
The VPF ENUM Registry is based on the IETF ENUM Standards - using standard DNS architecture. ENUM describes the method of mapping a telephone number to a URI (such as sip://email@example.com). Numbers that are registered in the VPF ENUM Registry can be queried and terminated at no cost, allowing calls to stay within the IP domain and completely bypass the PSTN.
What is the VPF SRV Registry? Back To Top
The VPF SRV Registry is based on the IETF SRV Standards - using standard DNS architecture. SRV describes the method of mapping services and protocols to a hostname, which can enable applications to use e-mail like identifiers for initiating calls. SRV records that are registered in the VPF SRV Registry can be queried and terminated at no cost, allowing calls to stay within the IP domain and completely bypass the PSTN.
What are the VPF locations? Back To Top
List of our locations is available at About VPF: VPF Locations page.
What are the costs of a connection? Back To Top
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, a representative will contact you shortly to answer your questions and provide any additional detail.
What VoIP protocols can VPF support? Back To Top
VPF is a Layer 2 Service. It supports all protocols transparently including IAX, H.323, MGCP, and SIP.
What hardware and/or software support ENUM? Back To Top
See Partners: ENUM page for list of companies that have tested their products with the VPF ENUM Registry.
Who operates the VPF? Back To Top
The Voice Peering Fabric is a service of Stealth Communications
Who are the current members of VPF? Back To Top
A listing of VPF Members is available at Members: Member Listing.
Who should connect to the VPF? Back To Top
If your company is an enterprise or a service provider you wish to reduce expenses, simplify the network architecture or gain customers, contact us today and learn more about the available opportunities.
How does VPF compare with the public Internet? Back To Top
VPF is a private Layer 2 Ethernet Fabric. It is a platform for VoIP networks to directly connect with each other to localize traffic, reduce costs and improve security and quality performance.
How does VPF support trading of voice minutes? Back To Top
VPF Minutes Market is a web-based tool that allows members to manage and market their route tables, to buy and sell VoIP termination and origination (DID) service. Members will use the route tables to learn what each member is interested in buying or selling. Contact details are provided to all members.
Technical details? See question below on How is traffic routed on the VPF.
How do we become a member of the VPF? Back To Top
You may read more about becoming a member or contact us to begin the process.
How much traffic can I carry on a VPF port? Back To Top
Table below is based on a 100 Mbps Fast-Ethernet Connection.
How is traffic routed on the VPF? Back To Top
VPF service is a Layer 2 Ethernet Service. Solely connecting to the service will not enable the flow of traffic.
Minutes Market & ASP Market: Bilateral Agreements
You will need to negotiate with other members for VoIP routes or services you are interested in. Both parties are responsible for pricing, terms, conditions and financial settlement.
Once a business transaction has been completed- Both parties then proceed with establishing the VoIP (or application) interconnect (e.g. SIP/H.323/SIGTRAN trunks).
VPF ENUM Registry & VPF SRV Registry: Multilateral Agreement (MLA)
The VPF ENUM & SRV Registries MLA ensures that all members interconnect on an equal basis.
Members of the registry are required to upload their E.164 telephone numbers into the registry and agree to accept calls from other members for no termination fee. Your VoIP equipment/gateway must support ENUM lookups during the call setup process. A BGP route-reflector is available for members of the ENUM registry - By peering with this route-reflector, you will automatically peer with other members thus avoiding to configure individual BGP sessions.
Can we pick and choose our trading partners? Back To Top
Yes. When trading minutes, it is the member's responsibility to setup bilateral agreements and cover key points such as terms, conditions, pricing and settlement.
Can we co-locate our equipment with VPF? Back To Top
VPF does not provide co-location services. We have partnerships with companies around the world who provide carrier class co-location and interconnect services. See Partners: Colocation page for details.