Technology - Internet - Telephony and Voice over IP (archive)


The advantages and disadvantages of VoIP calls across the Internet are examined. We consider many potential benefits and pitfalls of VoIP in large corporate networks ā€“ and how it may be integrated with the PABX and software systems, using the WAN with QoS. Circuit vs. packet switching and the many contrasts between the Internet and the telephone network are discussed in detail.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. VoIP
    • 2.1 UDP packets preferred for voice
    • 2.2 Private networks and the Internet
    • 2.3 QoS ā€“ Quality of Service
  • 3. Internet telephony
    • 3.1.1 Computer to computer telephony
      • 3.2 Cost-effectiveness of Internet telephony
        • 3.2.1 Circuit vs. packet switching
        • 3.2.2 Advantages and disadvantages of Internet telephony
    • 4. VoIP on private networks
      • 4.1 Costs and problems of VoIP
      • 4.2 Additional benefits of VoIP
    • 5. Comparing the Internet and the telephone network
    • Exhibit 1 ā€“ Contrasts between the telephone network and the Internet

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    Status Archived

    Last updated 9 Feb 2004
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    Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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