VoIP quality standards can't wait

Fred Donovan, FierceEnterpriseCommunicationsA new standard that will improve the quality of VoIP services finally saw the light of day when the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently approved it following almost two years of deliberation. Developed by a number of members of the VoIP ecosystem including Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Skype, Mozilla and Broadcom, the Opus audio codec is an audio codec standard that's designed to handle a range of interactive audio applications, including VoIP, videoconferencing, in-game chat and live music performances. Fred Donovan, editor of FierceEnterpriseCommunications opines that sometimes getting service improvements to market sometimes trumps the need for industry consensus. Read more

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