IPv6 is a reality. Network technologies, services and support systems are ready for it, with IPv6 device support widely available and operators already deploying IPv6 in their networks.
Rogers, one of Canada's leading communications companies, recently launched Rogers One Number. The service allows subscribers to extend their Rogers wireless phone number to their computer, letting them transfer calls mid-conversation between a phone and a PC and vice versa.
Prerequisites for the mass-market adoption of visual-communication are good audio and video quality and optimum user experience at an appropriate cost. Trials have shown that users begin to appreciate visual-communication services once audio and video quality reaches a certain level. To include all the criteria for widespread adoption of visual-communication services calls for standardization, which in turn supports interoperability among service providers and use of equipment from different manufacturers.
Known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda is a country with a fast-growing economy. Rwanda has a relatively low penetration rate compared to its East African neighbors and there is great scope for further growth in the telecoms sector.
What options do operators have when the time comes to replace traditional network systems? According to Lefteris Christou from the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, there is only one option – Voice over IP (VoIP).