SOURCE: NexTone Communications

September 12, 2006 08:00 ET

NexTone and NeuStar Create ServiceReady™ VoIP Peering Solution

Interoperable Products and Services Will Offer IP Providers a Secure, Scalable Way to Expand Capabilities and Accelerate VoIP Revenues With Granular Control Over Service Policy, Billing, and Quality

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2006 -- FALL 2006 VON


--  NeuStar is now a NexTone Compatible™ partner and its SIP-IX IP
    exchange service has achieved ServiceReady™ certification with NexTone's
    IntelliConnect™ System for VoIP peering. ServiceReady certification
    validates that SIP-IX, an open-standards based, multi-service registry has
    achieved end-to-end interoperability with the NexTone IntelliConnect System
    and signals a close working relationship between NexTone and NeuStar in the
    areas of service definition, support training, sales collateral, and
    release management.
--  This ServiceReady solution will enable VoIP network operators to peer
    with one another seamlessly and securely at leading Internet Exchange
    Providers (IXP) allied with NeuStar, including the Amsterdam Internet
    Exchange (AMS-IX), Equinix, the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX), and
--  Service providers and enterprises deploying NexTone products and
    NeuStar services will be able to originate, terminate, and share calls or
    sessions for mobile, fixed, and broadband communications.
--  NeuStar's SIP-IX facilitates the exchange of SIP-based application
    data between IP networks by providing standardized interfaces for cross-
    party provisioning, business processes to ensure neutrality and enable
    inter-party coordination, and a consistent view of comprehensive,
    authoritative registry and addressing data.
--  NeuStar's policy-enabled shared registry services are integrating with
    the IP peering fabric of its IXP partners around the world to create a
    service offering with superior reach, scalability, security, and cost-
--  The NexTone IntelliConnect System will give NeuStar customers a
    flexible, reliable, and secure way to interconnect with the SIP-IX service.
    The NexTone system provides trusted ENUM connectivity to the SIP-IX service
    to find off-net partners. Regardless of the call destination, the NexTone
    system will deliver seamless service connectivity using any-to-any SIP and
    H.323 session signaling and on-demand media adaptation to ensure the
    session maintains the highest quality.
--  The NexTone IntelliConnect System provides dynamic policy enforcement
    capabilities, using NexTone's unique Dynamic Policy Management™ (DPM)
    technology, enabling service partners to automatically manage changes in
    service quality, capacity, and availability across peering partners.
--  The NexTone IntelliConnect System uses advanced session routing
    policies so that service providers can route traffic between multiple
    peering partners using a blend of least cost, best quality, and most
    profitable routing. Security policies, with Call Admission Control
    enforcement, and topology hiding protect the integrity of all partner
    networks and prevent Denial of Service attacks and service theft.
--  Finally, for full business accountability, the NexTone IntelliConnect
    System provides NeuStar with real-time session detail records and on-demand
    reporting, for granular troubleshooting and diagnostics.


--  Dennis Brouwer, senior director of IP Exchange Services, NeuStar:
    "When it comes to IP Services interoperability, voice peering is really
    just the tip of the iceberg. By working together to create a ServiceReady
    solution, NexTone and NeuStar have laid the groundwork for the
    proliferation of services and business models that rely on seamless
    interconnection, global infrastructure, and access to a trusted, neutral
    registry of routing information."
--  Dan Dearing, vice president of marketing, NexTone Communications:
    "This ServiceReady solution provides service providers and enterprises with
    a turnkey and proven way to peer their VoIP networks reliably and securely
    with established Internet exchange providers for toll bypass. Intelligent
    VoIP peering also provides easy access to application service providers for
    new service offerings."
--  John Longo, analyst, Heavy Reading: "'Best effort' Internet is not
    good enough for today's VoIP consumer. IP providers need ways to provide
    reliable, high-quality voice services and other advanced applications end-
    to-end for their customers. When used in combination, capabilities from
    NexTone and NeuStar address this need utilizing the same well-established
    mechanisms that carriers are accustomed to, but with added visibility and


-- What is VoIP Peering?

-- How Dynamic Policy Management Works

-- How IntelliConnect works with SIP-IX

-- The NexTone Compatible™ partner program and the NexTone Lab

About NeuStar

NeuStar (NYSE: NSR) is a provider of essential clearinghouse services to the global communications industry and Internet network operators around the world. Visit NeuStar online at

About NexTone Communication

NexTone Communications® develops intelligent session management and interconnect systems for service providers who want to rapidly expand their reach and accelerate VoIP and multimedia revenues. NexTone's IntelliConnect System provides service providers with visibility and intelligence to exchange, optimize, secure and bill for voice and multimedia sessions flowing across diverse IP and IMS network boundaries. More than 500 service providers and enterprises worldwide use NexTone's IntelliConnect System to manage technical complexities, optimize business economics, and remove partnership hurdles. The company is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, with domestic and international sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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