Network Telephone Services Contributes to FCC Call For VOIP Replacement Analysis

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Voice-over-IP (VoIP) has been in the works since as early as NVP in the early 1970’s… having really become mainstream in about 1991 with the first Voice over IP application, Speak Freely.

With the exception of Network Telephone Services clients who have been experiencing strictly VOIP service for some time, many have regarded VOIP merely as an add-on to America’s regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks — networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement.

NTS: FCC Compliance Collaboration
NTS: FCC Compliance Collaboration

However, the FCC is now encouraging phone networks to postulate and explore what would happen if VoIP replaced all existing PTSN, specifically, how would the system cope if the only phone numbers were Internet Protocol addresses; and if emergency calls such as 911 services were transmitted over the web?

What might be the impact of rural communities became dependent on VoIP, with no other traditional land line phone service available as a backup? Companies like Network Telephone Services that want to participate in the analysis and experiment have until late February, 2014 to draft and submit ideas.  FCC is expected to grant approvals for service transition as early as March.  No major markets will be effected as tests will be permitted only in discrete geographic areas or situations”.  This last warning comes a reminder to telecom providers like Network Telephone Services not to become over zealous and or count their VOIP chickens before they are hatched.

Galaxy S5 get’s a pre-flight run at Network Telephone Services

Samsung S5
Network Telephone Services Test Run

Network Telephone Services will be testing the new Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 scheduled to launch April 11, 2014.  Many individual clients using our network look forward to pilot testing the new smart handheld with other NTS products, particularly the Group Meeting and Appointment Scheduling tools.
These test will be conducted in tandem with newest model Iphone 5s, HTC One Max, Motorola’s Droid Maxx, Nokia Lumia 2520 and the LG G Flex Titan.  Participant clients will complete usage survey results and a comparative analysis will be compiled and released in late May, 2014.

The Yealink T-38G Rocks!


Network Telephone Services has begun adopting the Yealink T-38G as one of our standard corporate VoIP phones. This 6 line, color screen, HD Audio device has fared well in our SIP environment. An extensive feature set coupled with an affordable retail price makes the T-38G a fierce competitor in the SIP handset market