Taking VoIP to Your NetWork

Part II:
In Part II, you discover how networks connect to each other. From the public telephone network to the global Internet and all the network types in between, you’ll find out what your networking options are.
The Internet is only one network option for VoIP (it also runs on all the other network types that drive industry). Network types include broadband networking, which exists mainly as a consumer option for VoIP. Other types covered in Part II are switched, dedicated, and wireless networks. There is no shortage of network types to run VoIP on.
To help set VoIP in a network context, Part II compares the transport lines (where applicable) and services available on each network type. Also covered are bandwidth options and quality of service. With these options, companies can support not only VoIP but their data and videoconferencing needs for all their locations.
Consumers are also treated to illustrated coverage on broadband networking options. You can run VoIP out of your home and receive ideal bandwidth options that support not just VoIP but your computer data — and even video.
When it comes to VoIP, all the network options in the world would be of little value if you couldn’t actually talk on the phone! For that reason, topic 10 outlines the major VoIP-enabled telephone types: VoIP hard phone, VoIP soft phone, and VoIP wireless phone. It also covers the traditional telephone types that can be used in a VoIP network.

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