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IP Telephony 201: The Nuts and Bolts of VoIP
In IP Telephony 101, I looked at the pros and cons of IP telephony, and a few of the considerations you should explore before making the switch to VoIP.We

wan excelerator  we start, let’s get WAN and LAN out of the way. A LAN (local area network) serves a small geographic area (such as a localized group of buildings). A WAN (wide area network) is suitable for broad geographic areas. Architecture VoIP architecture refers to the sum total of your VoIP system components, including hardware (computers, phone systems, routers, switches, hubs, cables and so on) and software (whether for telephony, audio conferencing, video conferencing, Web conferencing, contact center, or

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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