getting started?

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Jan 16th, 2008

hi my brother is thinking to provide VoIP through his business, how can we get started?

thank you for your time

I have this problem too.
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teodorgeorgiev Thu, 01/17/2008 - 00:00


first you have to get some experience on VoIP technologies, the protocols - H323/SIP.

Then you have to choose a protocol (H323 or SIP) that your network will work on (both are good, but SIP is more preferred for end-customers as a lot of VoIP phones and ATA gateways work merely with it).

The next things to choose are:

1. softswitch

2. billing software

3. end-user devices (IP phones or SoHo VoIP gateways)

4. a VoIP provider/carrier that you will use to route your A-Z (A-Z --> provides a complete set of dialable destinations, so to say) calls to.

That is all, as a start.

jimmyc_2 Mon, 03/03/2008 - 10:08


I have a similar question: How do I get started transferring off of an old PBX onto Cisco voip? I have 4507s and 3560 with poe. As usual, a search throughout Cisco is difficult. thanks.


teodorgeorgiev Tue, 03/04/2008 - 00:17

What kind of trunk interfaces does your PBX have?

Analog (FXO), digital (E1/T1) ?


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