Published Tuesday 26 Mar 2013
As VoIP and voice over fibre services become more prevalent in the New Zealand market, interoperability issues between these services and existing low speed data services and home wiring will become more common.
Earlier this month, the TCF Board approved a project scope for the establishment of a TCF VoIP Interoperability Working Party. The working party will complete a programme of work that the industry agrees will best prepare telecommunications service providers and their VoIP service customers on issues regarding VoIP interoperability. This includes defining a minimum set of technical standards for Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephony service, to enable an agreed range of services currently running over the PSTN to operate effectively over other voice networks.
The Working Party is aiming to have a draft Code completed for public consultation by August 2013. More information about this Working Party.