Voice Over Internet Protocol is not new but the number of people using it is.
There are now a wide range of business models being deployed world wide.
The principles behind regulation vary from country to country.
Costs range from free to telco implementations transparent to the customer.
These pages are designed to become a reference to keep perspective on the
technology and its impact on society.
VoIP phones come as hardware and software commonly
know as hard and soft phones repectively.
Self contained WiFi SIP Phones and services.
VoIP Services, a representative cross section of the voice over IP market.
Most of these services are available to anybody anywhere in the world.
VoIP PBX: Private Branch Exchange. A SIP/ H323 / PSTN PBX comes in three basic flavors,
Open Source, Proprietary and Virtual.
How do we migrate to VoIP while maintaining universality ? How do we avoid trading
geograhic locality for corporate boundaries ?
VoIP infrastructure and applications are being provided or aggregated by
individual suppliers. In some cases these are carrier grade while in others they
distributed using a different business model.
VoIP regulation or lack there-of can tip the balance toward incumbent providers or provide
an advantage to new business models.
VoIP using SIP is a disruptive technology in terms of existing phone companies.
VON conferences provide opportunities for everybody including incumbent service providers.
Employment opportunities with companies that are involved in voice
over network VON services, applications or hardware. Only direct employers are noted here.
News sources focused on the issues related to voice over internet ( VoIP ).