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The IETF Internet telephony architecture and protocols

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2 Author(s)
Schulzrinne, Henning ; Columbia Univ., NY, USA ; Rosenberg, J.

Internet telephony was first used as a simple way to provide point-to-point voice transport between two IP hosts. However, the growing interest in providing integrated voice, data, and video services has caused its scope to be extended. Internet telephony now encompasses a range of services, including not only traditional conferencing, call control, multimedia, and mobility services, but also new ones that integrate Web, e-mail, presence, and instant messaging applications with telephony. Internet telephony and traditional circuit-switched telephony will coexist for quite some time, requiring interworking between the two. In this article we present a suite of protocols, developed in the IETF, which provide a partial solution to this complex problem

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Network, IEEE  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 3 )