Length: 24–40 hours
The future of real-time voice communications transmission is rapidly evolving away from the traditional time-division multiplexed circuit-switched infrastructure toward converged packet-based delivery. VoIP is the transmission of telephone calls over a data network like one of the many networks that make up the Internet. VoIP promises lower operational costs, greater flexibility, and a variety of enhanced applications. Many traditional telephone companies are already using it in the connections between their regional offices. The objective of this course is to provide a technical and practical overview of VoIP, as well as an understanding of the technologies, standards, and applications that are driving its deployment.