This application enables service providers to: - Reduce the transmission costs for calls carried and messages delivered by third parties, and - Determine which operator hosts a particular non-geographic number and to route the call accordingly.
This application routes calls according to rules that are held in an internal data store. Routing may be determined by the operator that hosts a particular non-geograohic number. Or it may be to minimize transmission cost, by considering the location of the called party, the time of day, day of week, call-minute volume usage, and tariffing rules. The application typically determines the preferred lowest-cost route and also determines a fall-back choice to support route-failure handling when the preferred routing is unavailable.
Operators adopt this service as part of their primary business model, to offer a wholesale, least-cost routing service. ISPs adopt it to offer a value-added telephony service to new and existing clients.
OpenCloud operator customers have implemented the following:
Related applications include: User-defined Routing