Carriers Seek IP QOS Peers

Ha ha hee hee ho ho, here we go on our way to a better Internet:

Peering isn’t just for VOIP anymore.

Carriers are beginning to form peering arrangements by which they mutually honor each other’s QOS requirements at the transport layer. (See VOIP Cuts Out Middlemen.)

That’s one of the findings of a new Heavy Reading report titled “VOIP Peering & the Future of Telecom Network Interconnection.”

“They need to go beyond VOIP peering to support their customers, principally their enterprise customers,” says John Longo, the Heavy Reading analyst who wrote the report. “They want to provide voice services as well as their own advanced applications end-to-end for their customers.”

See, it wasn’t so hard after all.

H/T Matt Sherman.