Comcast Unit Dials Up International IP Voice Service

Comcast Wholesale, a Denver-area unit of Comcast that runs a CDN and IP services, said it has added an added international IP voice termination that it will pitch to multichannel video programming distributors, ILECs, CLECs and over-the-top voice carriers.

The service, it said, will enable its partners to tap into Comcast’s network and to lower the costs of international calls and expand their footprint globally.  Its IP voice termination service sues the same networks and resources that Comcast Cable uses for its own voice traffic.

Comcast said it began to offer wholesale voice termination in 2012, and now is responsible for 2.5 billion minutes of voice traffic per month for customers, including several large North American MVPDs.  

“We are excited to offer our wholesale voice customers high-quality international IP voice termination. The new service can help them expand their footprint overseas, increase efficiencies and navigate new technologies,” Barry Tishgart, vice president at Comcast Wholesale, said in a statement.

Comcast Wholesale announced the new offering in tandem with the Pacific Telecommunications Council 2016 Conference, set for January 17-20, in Honolulu, Hawaii.