Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol Telephony (IPT) are two evolving solutions that are switching phone transmissions from analog to digital. Compiling and transporting a voice conversation digitally offers organizations many new benefits, saving them money and introducing new and more advanced features.
Voice over Internet Protocol calls originate in analog form but are later digitized and separated into digital packets (via a “vocoder”) for transport over Internet Protocol (IP)
Internet Phone Telephony is a technology in which calls originate in digital form (vocoder function is housed in either an IP Phone or a PC-Based IP Phone) for transport over Internet Protocol.
These two technologies have been around for several years. Their recent popularity is due to their role in defining and driving the concept of a “converged network”.