Originally Posted by powerpbx
I'm not sure what you are disagreeing with me on or if you are disagreeing at all. I am saying that you don't necessarily need to offer trunks. That would obviously mean outbound as well as DID. I only mentioned DID because that is what the person I responded to mentioned.
True, if you go into the trunking business you have to offer DDIs and deal with all the technicals of emergencies services etc etc.
However again, you don't really want to offer DIDs either if there now your own regulatory acquired numbers and hosted on your own network, where you have invested in building your own interconnects onto your network.
At the end of the day. If numbers you sell go down and its not your main network you are relying on, then your in the dark as much as your customer.
I think too many people see this as a second easy income as web hosting. The only difference is. To run your own telecom network it takes serious money, time and dedication as you have to goto the regulator, put a good case in why you need to numbers. Then get the numbers on paper. However means nothing. You then have to persuade all the fixed line/mobile network operators to build those numbers on the numbers and then send the traffic to your network.
On average it takes 3-6 months for mobile operators to build your numbers. There are 2 mobile networks here in the UK we have to wait on average 6 months for them to get the numbers open. Meaning we have to plan 6 -8 months in advance where our customers will have demand usage etc etc....