[kwlug-disc] OT: Another voip.ms troubleshooting question

John Johnson jvj at golden.net
Sun Sep 9 08:48:46 EDT 2012

On 2012-09-06 10:57, Jason Locklin wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 11:07 -0400, unsolicited wrote:
>> >  I have to disagree. VoIP is VoIP. Private (inter)network, or no. That
>> >  Roger's can then do funny things to shape the traffic and provide it
>> >  better service and QoS over its regular internet offerings
>> >  (uncompetitive advantage) ...
> Okay, it's technically VoIP in that it uses VoIP technology, but it's
> better to think of it as "digital phone service over cable"
>   there is a grey area and it's best not to confuse the issue by
> calling Rogers Home Phone VoIP.

FWIW: I am speaking as a "techie" and not as a shill for Rogers.

Part of the "uncompetitive advantage" unsolicited speaks of is a the 
demand of low latency on IP added by VoIP. IP was not originally 
designed for low latency, full duplex operation at any bit rate. VoIP 
added this requirement as well as "shaping" for QoS. That Rogers (and 
other cable providers) can offer a VoIP-like service speaks to efforts 
to meet this low latency demand with technologies not available on the 
rest of the intertubes.


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