Feeds

Protocol builds bridges from phones to the Net

Roadmap for VoIP

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) have given interim approval for a technology that builds a bridge between the public switched telephone network and the Internet.

Voice on IP networks today operates by translating telephone numbers to IP addresses and placing an H.323 or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call to the device. The interchange format and translation record has not been standardised, limiting widespread deployment and complicating international Voice on IP services.

It's hoped Internet Telephone Numbering System (ENUM) Provisioning, which has received the go ahead for trails by the ITU, will ease these headaches.

The ENUM protocol is a mapping into the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) of parts or all of the international public telecommunication numbering plan defined in ITU-T Recommendation E.164. As such its a significant step towards integrating Internet-based services with the global telephone network. ®

External Links

Information on ENUM protocol (from ITU Web site)

Related Stories

VoIP enters the mainstream
Europe gets first big cable VoIP rollout

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.