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Jakarta Post

Special issue: Distances growing and costs shrinking

  • Burhanuddin Abe


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 10 2011   /  08:00 am

Today communication is becoming even easier and the rates are dropping. One innovative invention for long distance communication is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

This technology is also called Internet telephony, which makes long distance communication possible via the Internet.

Voice Data is transformed into digital code and is sent through data package network and not through the conventional telephone analog circuit.

The simplest form of VoIP is two computers connected via the Internet with voice cards that are connected to microphones and speakers. Using a special software the two computer users can be connected using VoIP.

The communication can be an exchange of files, voice and pictures or images while the emphasis is of course on voice exchange.

If the two locations are far apart then the advantage lies in the low cost, because both par...