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History of VoIP (Short Version)

History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) transmission began in 1973 as a result of the experimental Network Voice Protocol invented for the ARPANET. However, it wasn’t until 1995 that the first Internet Phone Software – Vocaltec – appeared. Vocaltec brought to market the first internet phone software called the Internet Phone. The Vocaltec software compressed the voice signal, translat...
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The History of VoIP (Full Version)

The History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol, abbreviated VoIP, is a fairly recent technology. It goes by many names, including Voice Over Broadband (VoBB), Internet Telephony, IP Telephony, and broadband phone.The advent of the Internet brought with it an abundance of innovation regarding communication. Of course, there was email in the beginning, but then people started wondering whether th...
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What is MoIP?

Mobile communications over IP. MoIP, or mobile communications over internet protocol, is the mobilization of peer-to-peer communications including chat and talk using internet protocol via standard mobile communications applications including 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fias well as Wimax. Unlike mobile VoIP, MoIP is not a VoIP program made accessible from mobile phones or a switchboard application using VoIP i...
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What are Ofcom’s rules on outbound calling times?

A question we often get asked is what Ofcom considers acceptable outbound calling times for call centres? As this is one of the common complaints people make regarding call centres, you’d have thought that this would be clearly defined and easy to establish. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not. As this matter logically falls into the remit of the use (or misuse) of a public communications network, y...
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Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

Final statement published 1 October 2018 070 numbers are designed to be used for personal or ‘follow-me’ services. When someone calls a 070 number, their communications provider pays a wholesale termination charge to the 070 service provider for the call to reach the recipient. The caller is then charged a retail price by their communications provider for making that call. As part of the Call ...
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History Lesson: Who Invented VoIP?

Who Invented VoIP? There are certain technologies that have existed just long enough for us to begin taking them for granted. How about the Internet itself? Even now, many of us still jokingly (or perhaps not so jokingly) assume that Al Gore invented the World Wide Web, when that honor rightfully falls to Tim Berners-Lee. If you’ve made your way onto this site, it’s probably because you have a...
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Limit the Ring No Answer (RNA) to 18 seconds for all call centre diallers

Ring No Answer (RNA) is the length of time that an outbound call rings before the predictive dialler hangs up with a call disposition of No Answer. Best practice is to set your dialler call timeout to 18 seconds per call, This also keeps you in line with the Ofcom "abandoned calls" regulations which is now 0% tolerance since March 2017. If asked “How should RNA time be set for maximum productivi...
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CAPS – Call Attempts Per Second

Call Attempts Per Second CAPS is a measure of the total number of call requests that can be made by a telecoms system or network each second. CAPS is a more accurate measure of call processing power than the commonly used CPS or Calls Per Second (see CPS). This is because making X number of call requests per second actually places more demand on a network than does handling all the calls that are...
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