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Cyclix's Global Number Services: True Local Number Portability, True Local
Access Competition

Published on TMCnet.com: 1/19/2009

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Business Telephone Numbers with No Geographic Ties

The world of telecommunications has changed dramatically during the past decade, requiring businesses to reexamine how we view our communications services. Because of the emergence of high quality voice over Internet (VoIP) services that are equal or superior to traditional telephone company services, the intransigence of a local telephone number is no longer as clear cut. This article will describe the historical background and how business telephone lines were delivered, and then illustrate how “Global Number Portability” (GNP) is the new reality.

As a result, the moment a standard telephone number is ported to a VoIP carrier, it is freed from location, and if ported to Cyclix, realizes true Global Number Portability status.

  1. Call being originated from the PSTN - This call transits over the PSTN to its designated rate center.
  2. TDM/IP Demarc - Once the call passes through the rate center, it is backhauled to a wholesale VoIP demarcation point and sent into the IP domain.
  3. Call Presented to Cyclix - From the demark, the call is routed to Cyclix’s switching point of presence (POP).
  4. Call Analyzed and Routed - At the Cyclix POP, the call is analyzed and GNP routing logic is executed via the Cyclix ENUM server.
  5. Call Routed to destination - The Cyclix “ENUM Server”™ forwards the call on to its final destination.
  6. Ring Ring - The VoIP phone rings, is answered, the parties are connected, Real-Time Protocol (RTP) data flows, and talking begins.

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