Voice Over IP for Rural Telecommunication Provision

Voice Over IP for Rural Telecommunication Provision

Thomas Wilsdon (University of South Australia, Australia) and Jill Slay (University of South Australia, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-575-7.ch129
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With the continual convergence of analogue technologies with those either simulated or implemented in digital based equivalents, future benefits usually involve better reliability and lower costs. As current technical limitations are removed, the literature does not show any large scale assessment of the legal and security implications of the removal of cables in this digital world or the effect of a move toward wireless transmission in this context. Neither Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) nor IEEE 802.11b is new technology, but the combination of these services to provide a primary telephone network for small regional centres is an innovative solution to rural telecommunication problems.

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