Thanks for sharing this important development Richard.
I do not know what is the meaning of the sentence,
"we expect all carriers to negotiate in good faith in response to requests for
IP-to-IP interconnection for the exchange of voice traffic."
Does anyone have insight?
George T. Willingmyre, P.E.
President, GTW Associates
Spencerville, MD USA 20868
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Shockey
To: 'IETF-Discussion list'
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 7:06 PM
Subject: The US Federal Communications Commission just sent the IETF
RAI/SIPcommunity an early Christmas present...
Folks it was suggested that I resend this message from the RAI list to the
Full Dispatch list but what the heck ... the IETF community needs to see this.
What you see here is a very significant policy direction from the US Federal
Communications Commission to the IETF/SIP/RAI community.
Mandatory IP interconnection between carriers for E.164 named Voice. In
addition there are clauses that mandate non modification of the calling parties
E.164 number in the headers.
This should come as no surprise to anyone. Our international carrier
partners at i3Forum.org have been preaching this for some time.
From the FCC executive summary of the Report and Order.
26. IP-to-IP Interconnection. We recognize the importance of interconnection
competition and the associated consumer benefits. We anticipate that the
reforms we adopt will
further promote the deployment and use of IP networks, and seek comment in
FNPRM regarding the policy framework for IP-to-IP interconnection. We also
make clear that
even while our FNPRM is pending, we expect all carriers to negotiate in good
faith in response to
requests for IP-to-IP interconnection for the exchange of voice traffic.
I wish to make it clear that I'm personally willing to privately discuss with
the technical community how we can transition our industry to the all SIP
If you want to speculate on how you translate a E.164 number to a point of
interconnection ..you can, but RFC 6116 is not a bad starting point though
Global SPID identifiers would work. ( I gladly gave up my blue dot recently)
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