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Authorized Self-Study Guide Cisco Voice over IP (CVoice) by Kevin Wallace

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Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Voice Encoding

This section covers the fundamentals of digitally encoding voice, specifically, the basics of voice digitization and the various compression schemes that are used to transport voice while using less bandwidth.

Digitizing speech was a project first undertaken by the Bell System in the 1950s. The original purpose of digitizing speech was to deploy more voice circuits with a smaller number of wires. This evolved into the T1 and E1 transmission methods of today. Examples of analog and digital waveforms are presented in Figure 2-24.

Figure 2-24. Analog and Digital Waveforms

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