Are Carrier Grade Applications Possible with Asterisk and Callweaver?
In fact this is not only possible, but a professional solution available today. Cosini solutions are stable and have been deployed in many national and international SS7 installations on four continents, approved by numerous Telcos connected with switches from most manufacturers.
Removing High Cost Barriers
Building carrier applications with Asterisk on off-the-shelf Linux servers is intriguing as it removes the high initial cost barriers of SS7 connectivity. This allows a start-up VoIP service provider to build an SS7 Interconnect beginning with small-scale gateways with a only few SS7 E1s and to gradually expand with growing traffic. Linux and Open Source guarantee that the provider is not locked into a proprietary solution with unpredictable future risks and costs.
The low initial cost makes the solution virtually void of risk. High initial investments are unnecessary, you ‘pay as you go’.