DID Options Help Secure Networks from Espionage
Despite the warnings, Ice Wireless and Iristel say the two companies together can secure its networks against espionage. The companies recently negotiated a deal with a Chinese equipment company to include 3G networks in three Canadian territories.
According to this CBC News report, China's Huawei (News - Alert) will be providing antennas and fiber optic cables, something the U.S. Intelligence Committee warns is a bad move. However, ICE and Iristel are confident that using Huawei equipment hardly means security is at risk.
From a technology perspective, service providers are the ones responsible for network security. This means that even if Huawei is suspected of any form of spying, it would be impossible to do so through equipment alone. Because ICE, Iristel controls their networks, outside forces would have little ways to override the controls.
The inbound DIDs by Iristel are capable of routing area calls to any business line. Using a multi-channel digital trunk, there is unlimited potential for incoming calls. This DID solution is ideal for VoIP carriers, calling card companies, virtual carriers that need a local contact or even call centers. The best part is customers pay a flat rate.
Iristel can deliver foreign companies a local presence in some of Canada's most prominent cities. Using DID can also lower monthly telecommunication fees while improving the efficiency and quality of the telephone signal and call management services. The provided service is designed specifically for carriers and enterprise customers that have a need to receive local calls within Canadian borders. It also serves a need for companies that need their calls to originate as local calls within Canada.
Customers are able to develop their own products and services using SIP or VoIP with Iristel's inbound DID services. This is possible because of the leveraged service with CLEC. This is great for the budget because interconnection costs lower compared to traditional services. This opens the door to more network redundancy in comparison to a universal PSTN interconnection point.
The transportation of landlines and mobile calls that originate in Canada are handled by Iristel. Those calls are transferred to the customer's Gateway (News - Alert), IP PBX, Soft Switch or Asterick PBX. Next generation service providers are also able to choose DID from a local group to a VoIP gateway of their choosing.
Doing so will eliminate the need to establish multiple points of presence. This DID solution gives users Internet connectivity whenever gateways fail and can be rerouted to a secondary location very quickly.
Regardless of the network or the provider, companies and individuals users will always be concerned with security, especially where protected information is concerned. Fortunately, robust solutions can provide a viable solution, as long as it’s backed by proven performance.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca