According to Cisco, IP networks will handle 1 million minutes of video every second by the end of this year. In light of this, XConnect and IPV are partnering to make sure end users can make point-to-point video calls without expensive manual intervention and bridges.

Under the agreement, XConnect’s ENUM registry services will be combined with IPV’s Federated Inter-Xchange (FIX) to route calls between video endpoints and across multiple networks. Conversion between the ENUM and customer dialing plans will be automatic, just like when making a voice-only call, and the partners believe this will boost adoption of video services and revenues for video-service providers.

IPV counts as its customers such carriers as AT&T, Verizon, Savvis, Level 3, Global Crossing, Cogent, NTT, Bell Canada and Cable & Wireless via its video bridges and cloud gateways. This new deal reportedly will benefit XConnect’s Video Interconnection Exchange (VIE) members and IPV’s major managed service provider customers.

“IPV’s ability to securely route calls across network boundaries with QoS transliteration and IP address conflict resolution on and off public networks, combined with XConnect’s ENUM registry services, opens up the video space so that end users can maximize return on their video investment,” comments IPV President Pat Montani.

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