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Cover Story: 3COMCanada Sees Growth in VoIP

Cabling Systems Magazine recently asked packet network vendor 3Com Canada head, Nick Tidd, if VoIP is finding acceptance."The latest consultant reports tell us the majority of enterprises today are ei...


July 1, 2002  


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Cabling Systems Magazine recently asked packet network vendor 3Com Canada head, Nick Tidd, if VoIP is finding acceptance.

“The latest consultant reports tell us the majority of enterprises today are either getting ready or are already implementing voice over IP somewhere in their networks,” says Tidd. “We’ve been shipping our NBX Communications Systems since 1998 and have already surpassed the early adopter stage. We now have major installs in every province and in every major vertical market and the install base is climbing. We have over 400,000 handsets installed so far in North America, about 2,500 systems. The average install is running at about 150 – 160 phones.”

“But we’re not ready to do this over the general cloud though [the public Internet],” he adds, “because we lose the ability to reassemble the voice packets back into the same order. You may sound as if you’ve inhaled helium because the tone, the quality of the voice, has been lost.”


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