2042 — IPVoice Meeting 2006 , 7-9 February, Portugal

Feb 9, 2006 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

The Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon, is hosting the IPVoice Meeting 2006. Attendees are invited to network with colleagues, vendors, resellers and developers and visionary keynotes, to focus on the issues central to enterprise voice networks and the migration to IP Telephony and VoIP.

Speakers at this year’s edition include representatives from Yahoo, Alcatel, Siemens, Avaya, Brooktrout Technology, TeliaSonera, HP, Norsk Telecom, Telsey, and Xconnect. Voice and Video IP Contact Center Portal is supporting the Meeting as Media Partner.

At the opening session, the Key Note speaker, Fernando de Vicente, Head of International Operations, at BT Spain, refered to VoIP as the future leading voice technology. According to him, costs reduction will be, in the short term, the main driver for this type of investment, while the sort of additional services provided by vendors will take the lead in the long term.

In his presentation, Vicente argued that VoIP or IP Telephony, aren´t exactly the same. VoIP is all about providing additional services to your traditional telephony service, while Telephony over IP «is a brand new service that get rid of the existing ones».

Vicente stressed that the business case and opportunity for VoIP in the enterprise networking market is primarily focused on using the flexibility of VoIP to build a stronger, broader colaborative working environment that extends to all the places in which a company’s staff area working.

Vicente ended his lecture with an advise for vendors when dealing with the corporate market: to take into account that, when considering moving to VoIP, business managers balance their previous investments in legacy systems, the cost of ownership, the risk of technical obsolescence and the need for a 24×7 service.

In the next sessions the following themes will be discussed:

Has IP-telephony achieved ‘mainstream’ status? How much of the market has IP telephony really captured, and what is the forecast?
What level of performance-e.g., latency, voice quality and resiliency- can IP-PBXs offer?
What can businesses do with IP telephony that they couldn’t with TDM, and at what price?
What are the costs for IP telephony-initial and ongoing? What do we know about total cost of ownership?
How is the migration to IP telephony being affected by the trend toward greater end user mobility? How does IP foster greater mobility?
Is SIP ready for prime time, in the enterprise, and does it really change the model for voice networking?
What are the major security threats to converged/IP networks, and what are the vendors doing to shore up security?
Which migration strategies offer investment protection without compromising features and functions?
Is ‘five nines’ for voice network availability a necessity or a luxury?
What QoS (quality of service) mechanisms are most effective for handling converged traffic on both the LAN and WAN?

For further details visit: http://www.ipvoice2006.com.


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