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Executive Summary

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is a technology that is used to route voice signals over the Internet or any other IP-based network. In a traditional phone system, the voice signals are transmitted over dedicated, circuit-switched transmission lines. In a VoIP system, however, the voice data is transmitted over a general-purpose packet-switched network. VoIP is also called Internet telephony, IP telephony or digital phone. Phone calls can be made from computer to computer with the use of VoIP software. An IP phone can be used or the signals from a traditional phone can be converted into digital form with an ATA (analog terminal adaptor). A computer with a broadband connection is all that you need to make VoIP work.

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