Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Asterisk beats CISCO VoIP network

Surprisingly enough for CISCO, Sam Houston State University has shifted its CISCO VoIP platform to Asterisk, an open source VoIP network. The reason behind this shift is being told as cost effectiveness of Asterisk. There is requirement of License for keeping CISCO network up and this license fee was just unbearable. Until now almost 1600 IP phones have been shifted from CISCO call managers to Asterisk running on SIP. But almost whole of the LAN and WAN equipment still consists of CISCO manufactured products such as routers, gateways and switches. Not only this, they have also saved a lot in their electricity bills, as they do not require cooling equipments anymore. But the only demerit for Sam Houston State University is that they do not have technical support of CISCO any more and they have to depend upon some online freelancers

I just want to inform everyone to a new web site called VoIP Spear ( to measure your QoS. It's the Internet's best and most accessible QoS testing service. It utilizes packet loss, latency, and jitter to calculate a MOS score between 1 (very poor quality) and 5 (excellent quality) for your Internet connection. VoIP Spear runs 24x7x365 so you can always have an idea of what your VoIP QoS is.

VoIP Spear shows your QoS in easy-to-read charts. You can also have it send you email alerts when your quality drops too low.

VoIP Spear ( is free for personal use.

Well there are so many sites which are providing Voip phone services but I would like the hardware as there are so many IP phone have hardware like cell phones which looks great and color LCD.
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Thanks for sharing this valuable information about the voip service. We are also working with it.
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