With the rise in popularity of mobile Voice over Internet Protocol, service providers must put in place certain requirements to ensure that the service is flawless.
That was the topline message during a session on “Mobile VoiP: Imagine the Possibilities” during ITEXPO East 2010 today.
Chris Whiteley (News - Alert), director of business development for xG Technology, a developer of patented communications technologies that helps firms reduce the required capital investment and operating costs of wireless and wired voice and data communications, outlined a specific set of requirements for providers to follow. He said while voice doesn’t require much bandwidth, it requires error-free delivery.
“The No. 1 killer of voice traffic is network latency and jitter,” he said.
Concerning WiMax and LTE (News - Alert), those services must implement scalable quality of service to support mobile VoIP sessions, he added. But that isn’t expected to happen for some time. Though Whiteley said 4G systems that integrate QoS and VoIP over WWAN aren’t expected to mature until 2015, according to Gartner research.
Whiteley met earlier with TMC CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) to discuss the company’s future. During the conversation, Whiteley talked about the company’s plans to introduce some new devices and plans to become a fables semiconductor company.
During the session, Whiteley highlighted xG Technologies’ mobile VoIP solution, xMax. The all-IP system infrastructure is similar to Vonage and Skype (News - Alert), but comes in the form of a mobile handset that doesn’t require the use or additional cost of a computer or broadband Internet connection. The xMax technology uses an unlicensed portion of the radio spectrum that has long been thought unsuitable for cell phone use.
To find out more about xG Technology, visit the company at ITEXPO East 2010. To be held Jan. 20 to 22 in Miami, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit xG Technology in booth #713. Don’t wait. Register now.
Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney