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VoIP and SIP are great! Now make sure itís legal

  • TC2 Blog
  • 5/24/2012
  • David Rohde

Recently I’ve drawn a number of analogies between the migration to SIP Trunking and past migrations of enterprise network services. But there’s one way in which this movement is very different than changes from private line to frame relay to MPLS: In many countries, VoIP is either illegal or restricted to only one or two carriers.

Or to put it more precisely: Voice is only permitted to certain carriers. In these countries, VoIP is often considered no different than any other type of voice. If you’re carrying a telephone call (whether by IP or POTS or two cans strung together by string), and you’re not Carrier X, you’re breaking the law.