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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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VocalTec's Essentra[TM] solutions will enable service providers to rapidly connect with proven interoperability to the XConnect Peering Federations such as the XConnect Alliance.
We're very pleased to partner with VoIP equipment leaders like sentitO as the VoIP Peering market evolves.
Acme Packet customers can now experience rapid 'Plug&Peer' interconnects with the award winning XConnect Alliance and Federations, and take advantage of the commercial and operational benefits of multilateral VoIP peering.
XConnect's multilateral peering services provide interconnection to over 300 VoIP providers via a single connection, avoiding the inefficiency of multiple exchange agreements, the costs of PSTN bridging, and the associated loss of quality and service features.
The latest release of VocalTec Essentra(TM) EX Peering Manager, introduces not only improved topology hiding capabilities but is also a one-stop solution for VoIP peering, with advanced routing, accounting, security, and industry leading protocol interworking.
info peering community is unmatched in scale or reach, and will allow our members to offer their end users rich multimedia IP-based communications services on a far wider basis than has been possible to date," said Eli Katz, CEO and Founder of XConnect.
IPeerX provides VoIP peering services to link IP communications networks and route calls around the more expensive Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
The forums are designed to bring together peering coordinators from North America, South America, Europe and Asia in a neutral environment to discuss interconnection of their autonomous networks.
The group selected XConnect and Kayote Networks for the VoIP Peering contract following their joint response to a meticulous RFI process which addressed critical VoIP Peering issues such as ENUM management (providing a secure and distributed database system of phone numbers), full interoperability between disparate cable operators and a wide range of VoIP security challenges.
damaka's standards based secure direct peering video and voice communication is well positioned to serve an ever expanding range of market segments - Enterprise, Consumers, and Government agencies," says Soma Neralakere, MIT Sloan Fellows and Sr.
The reputation of Tier 1 carriers is based on the high quality of their voice services, so they're reluctant to enter into VoIP peering relationships that will compromise that quality," said Gary Tauss, chief executive officer (CEO) of InfiniRoute.