VoIP Cookbook: VoIP Overview

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In many countries, specially, the developing countries, people seeks for low cost communication solutions. Today, Internet is becoming more accessible for many people and corporates in these countries. Having access to Internet, one may easily deploy Telephone network over the Internet infrastructure. It is known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) also known as Internet Telephony.

The cuurent VoIP technology is quite advanced. It is currently similar if not more advance and may replace the existing telephone technology even recognizing the +<country code> <area code> <phone number> format. Interestingly, most of the technology is open source and readily available on the Internet. Furthermore, our experience shows that the current Softswitch performance on a Xeon Server machine is fairly similar to medium size Telco switch. Thus, it would be beneficial for those who wish to implement telecommunication infrastructure to seek solution in VoIP technology.

This book is aimed to provide a practical knowledge to setup a community based telephone network based over the Internet Infrastructure A.K.A. Internet Telephone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Many real world example on equipment and application software setup and installations are provided. It is hoped to enable more community based telecommunication and telephone providers over the regional Internet. In the end, it will enable a low cost access to telecommunication in the region.

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