2012 – XConnect Triumphs at 2012 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

Honour Recognises XConnect’s Video Interconnection Exchange (VIE)

XConnect, the leader in next-generation interconnection and ENUM-registry services, along with Telio, a leading European fixed and mobile internet communications provider today announced that they have received a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award.

The magazine presented the 2012 award to XConnect and Telio in the “Business Service Innovation” category to recognise XConnect’s Video Interconnection Exchange (VIE)

Launched in December 2011, VIE is the world’s first neutral Federation for exchanging video calls on a cross network basis between video conferencing, fixed, mobile, and OTT video service providers.

VIE is designed to dramatically accelerate worldwide adoption of video conferencing and calling by interconnecting disparate video networks and services. A single connection to the VIE hub offers video-enabled service providers immediate multilateral interconnection to one other, with full configurability, control and policy.

Among the first to join the service were Telio, a leading pan- European fixed and mobile internet communications provider and the second largest fixed network in Norway. Telio launched video services calling to their customers in 2009.
“We are delighted that Global Telecoms Business has honoured XConnect as an innovator in cross-network video communications,” said XConnect CEO Eli Katz. ” The ultimate aim of VIE is to make video calling as simple as making a phone call – regardless of network, video service or device ”

The GTB Innovation Awards, are designed to recognise ground-breaking projects involving telecom operators and service providers around the world, were presented Tuesday, June 12 at a black-tie ceremony in central London.
In presenting the awards, Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business, said, “Since we started in 2007, we have made it our mission to celebrate the work that vendors and operators in the industry are doing together to develop innovative projects in order to better serve the industry’s end customers.”

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