What is VoIP Hot Potato Routing

TransNexus has recently added a hot potato routing feature to our popular NexOSS product. Essentially the new feature adds intelligent egress selection to our least cost routing, allowing companies to choose destinations based both on cost and proximity to the calling source.

Think of the game of hot potato - players want to hold the "hot" potato for the shortest time possible. Likewise, many service providers wish to deliver calls off of their network quickly, because the network receiving the data bears the cost of carrying it between cities. This leads to less network congestion and better quality of service.

For example, let's say that a provider receives a call in Portland. The lowest cost carrier option has interconnect locations in both LA and NYC. With the TransNexus solution, the call will be routed so that it interconnects in LA, rather than going across the country to NYC and back.