Voice over the Internet continues to grow

Not only is VOIP being sold more and more by telecommunication companies more they are moving their networks from traditional circuit switched networks to VOIP ones.
USA Today is repoting that British Telecommunications plans to gradually shut down its traditional “circuit-switched” telephone network in favor of technologies that route calls over the Internet at a lower cost, with more features.
The new system ó to cost an estimated 10 billion pounds ($18.2 billion) ó is expected to be operational for most of BT’s 28 million customers by 2008, the company said Wednesday.
The change will involve electronic and computer-system changes, not construction work such as digging up roads or pulling down phone lines, BT said.
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