Internet telephony, also known as voice-over Internet protocol, is a technology that turns phone calls into digital packets to be transmitted over the Internet. This method does not depend on expensive switchboards but uses routers through which voice data is mixed with other batches of data and sent over networks, reducing the cost of phone calls dramatically. A service launched in Japan in April 2001 charging a uniform 20 yen per three minutes for domestic long-distance calls is a variation of Internet telephony. The operator of this service uses dedicated lines in routing phone calls to ensure voice quality. Companies actively using the system include major British telecom carrier Cable & Wireless Plc and AT&T Corp. of the U.S. About 40% of all international calls will be made through Net-based telephony in 2004, according to the International Telecommunication Union. *Refer to Cellular Phone Internet Services.
A use of the Internet to complete voice communications. Internet telephony allows users to establish voice communications from their Internet connection to a telephone or another computer user. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one example of Internet telephony. Microsoft's Telephone Application Protocol Interface (TAPI) is another.
Internet telephony is the conversion of analog speech signals used on current telephone systems into digital data, allowing calls to be sent over the Internet, bypassing long distance charges. While the Internet was first devised as a way of transmitting data, it is now being used to make voice calls. Internet telephony is projected to explode as the costs plummet.
Internet telephony consists of both hardware and software components that enable the Internet to be used for telephone calls. It analog speech signals are converted digital data. This digital data allows calls to be sent over the Internet, bypassing the charges of long distance companies. While this technology is growing at an extreme rate of speed it still is unable to produce the same quality as a direct telephone connection.
Term for the technology of communicating via telephone using the Internet.
(n.) Systems consisting of hardware and software that enable users to make telephone calls over the Internet.
a cathegory of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as a transmission medium for telephone calls. For users with free or fixed price Internet access., Internet telephony software essentially provides free telephone calls to anywhere in the world. There are many Internet telephony applications available. Some, such as CoolTalk and NetMeeting, come bundled with popular web browsers. Others, are stand alone products. Internet telephony products are sometimes called IP telephony, Voice over the Internet (VOI) or Voice over IP (VOIP) products
Internet telephony is transport of phone calls over the Internet, no matter whether traditional telephony devices, multimedia PCs or dedicated terminals take part in the calls and no matter whether the calls are entirely or only partially transmitted over the Internet.
A method of sending voice over the Internet. It is also called Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).
Generic term used to describe various approaches to running voice telephony over IP.
A specific type of VoIP service that uses the public internet to carry the IP traffic.
the transmission of telephone voice conversations via the Internet
Also called IP Telephony, Internet Telephony uses the Internet rather than the traditional telephone companies copper wire infrastructure to make and receive phone calls.
While the Internet was first devised as a way of transmitting data, it is now being used to make voice calls. By converting the analog speech signals used on current telephone systems into digital data, calls can be sent over the Internet, bypassing long distance charges.
The process of placing telephone calls over the Internet.
Internet telephony is the use of the Internet rather than the traditional telephone company infrastructure and rate structure to exchange spoken or other telephone information.
The ability to transmit phone conversations over the Internet, with no long distance charges. You can either "call" someone else's computer or their telephone. The same software package is required at both ends, and you must, of course, also have sound cards and microphones on your computers.
The capability to communicate verbally across the Internet. Also known as Voice On the Net (VON) and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
Refers to technology that enables routing of voice conversations over the Internet or any other IP network. The voice data flows over a general-purpose packet-switched network, instead of the traditional dedicated, circuit-switched voice transmission lines.
See Voice over Internet Protocol
A category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet for making telephone calls. Voice signals are converted to packets of data, which are transmitted over the internet. Internet Telephony can generally be used with a microphone and speakers hooked to your computer, or it can be connected to IP telephones or voip boxes so that you can use your normal telephone.
a specific type of VoIP service that uses the public Internet to carry voice traffic (aka Voice over the Internet).
See IP Telephony.
This is a technology that lets you make a long-distance voice call through the Internet. Ideally, if your Internet access number is a local call you can talk to anyone on the planet that is also set up for Internet Telephone for the price of a local call. Right now, however, the quality of the connection isn't considered as good as what you'd get over a regular phone line.
Internet telephony is the use of the Internet in place of the traditional telephone company infrastructure and rate structure to exchange telephone information.
Method of carrying telephone traffic from one point to another through the Internet network using a packet switching system. Allows low cost international calling, costing the caller little more than a local call, though the quality of the call may often be poor.
any means of transmitting the human voice in real time or close to real time via the internet.
Technology that allows users to converse over the Web, just as if they were on the telephone. 9.7, 6.24
A system of carrying voice over the Internet. Could replace the plain old telephone services in the long run.
Techniques for transmitting voice and fax over the Internet. There are two ways of making telephone calls across the Internet. The first, which relies on the use of a PC, is especially attractive because it is essentially free, regardless of distance. The only charge is for the local call between the PC and an ISP - the same cost as any other dial-up Internet connection used for browsing the Web or sending e-mail. Special hardware and software compress and covert the sound of a voice (or a fax machine) into a binary file, which is then broken up into packets just as any other message would be. The PC at the recipient's end of the call then converts the packets back into an audible voice signal.
Internet telephony refers to the conversion of analog speech signals used on telephone systems to digital data, which allows telephone calls to be sent over the Internet. Often this will be provided at no cost whatsoever if 2 users are using the same providers software. Good bye to those huge phone bills that we used to have to live with! With the roll out of broadband and faster connections, more and more Internet telephony services will be available, as the Internet provides an excellent network for digital voice data to be sent almost instantly.