voice

 

Considering IP Voice

Posted: 03/1998 Considering IP Voice Packetized Service Offers New Alternative for Telecom Providers Offering voice services that are carried over packetized, rather than the more conventional circuit-switched, networks is becoming a growing new option for network operators and long distance resellers alike. Putting voice services over Internet protocol (IP) links allows carriers such as IDT […]

Intelligent SS7 or Stupid Networks

Posted: 12/1997 Intelligent SS7 or Stupid Networks Why We Care By Gary Kim Going to the dentist for a root canal might be preferable to sitting through a discussion of Signaling System 7 (SS7). Nevertheless, we care about SS7 because it enables many types of services related to call completion and billing; little things like […]

Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar

Posted: 10/1997 Major Carriers Ready as Internet Telephony Prepares to Soar By Gary Kim Only a small portion of today’s $71.2 billion of domestic U.S. long distance phone calls are made using Internet Protocol (IP) software. Quality and ease of use are clear problems, so far. So most observers don’t think IP-based telephony will be […]

Interlopers?

Posted: 10/1997 Interlopers? Shifting technological paradigms can be quite hazardous. Steam engines replacing sails, transistors usurping vacuum tubes and the development of the integrated circuit and microprocessor are examples of paradigm shifts that destroyed whole industries and replaced them. Needless to say, industry-leading companies rarely survive such shifts. It isn’t clear yet whether client-server architecture […]

The Letter

Posted: 09/1997 The Letter AT&T Commits to IP Voice Though our words in this space have come as small comfort to many in the resale community, we have continued to argue that sweeping changes in the long distance business are headed our way. Among the challenges and opportunities we have discussed is the use of […]

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