[Asterisk-biz] DID / Termination for Australia

Brandon Patterson siptech at livevoip.com
Fri Nov 5 11:48:49 MST 2004

We do the same thing David does. If we cannot get an SLA then
we pass on the deal. Most of us have been doing this long enough
to know the various ratio's. In short we don't buy from Bob's PRI
company or our subscribers would be very un-happy.


> Sorry, I guess I thought most people on this list already knew the
> difference between the literal interpretation of oversold and the industry
> interpretation of "oversold". To spell it out...
> We won't purchase circuits from companies whose "oversold" thresholds are
> outside of our range. We only take SLA's from third party auditors to
> confirm this. Yes, we use SLA's b/c no carrier is to tell you the exact
> number of customers they have on a given switch.
> Thanks for pointing this out.
> David
> > David Aldworth wrote:
> >> I'd have to concur with Brandon. We are also very opposed to reselling
> >> ip
> >> voice connections and potentially oversold trunks. You get what you pay
> >> for...
> >
> > Really? So I suppose then that you don't buy any trunks from any
> > provider anywhere in the world, because every single provider (PSTN,
> > ITSP, etc.) sells potentially oversold trunks. There is not a single
> > PSTN switch in the US (or anywhere, I'd venture to bet) that would have
> > enough capacity for every single one of its subscribers to max out their
> > connections simultaneously.
> >
> > _All_ access to the PSTN is oversold; the only thing you can do is work
> > with providers who manage their capacity in a way that fits your needs.
> > The price you pay will be directly dependent on how much the provider is
> > willing to oversell their PSTN connections.
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> Kind Regards,
> David Aldworth
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