This chapter provides information on the following topics:
• Traditional Voice Network
• Traditional Data Network
• Today’s Converged Network
Over the past decade, as IP-based protocols have matured, a trend has occurred. The trend has been moving away from traditional PBX-based telephony systems and moving toward implementing a converged data and voice IP-based network. This has enabled a lower-cost solution to be deployed over the existing infrastructure that exists for the network.
Whether you have a background in traditional voice, networking, or are new to this field altogether, there are a lot of terms ...