[VoiceOps] New to VoIP
anorexicpoodle at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 21:48:59 EDT 2010
To expand on this reply a little bit. Once you have managed to get a
softswitch solution working that can pass calls, you are really still
only about 30% of the way there since the rest of it is all details
pertaining to one of the topics below.
Easy, Cheap, Reliable, pick any two.
On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 14:52 -0400, Peter R. wrote:
> Don't take this the wrong way but VoIP isn't best effort data.
> There's WAY more to it than a couple of open source devices.
> There's billing, E-911, directory assistance, LNP, DID's, CNAM, SS7,
> routing and trunking, and Insurance.
> There are folks on this list that still have frequent issues.
> Partner with someone that knows telecom and knows VoIP.
> It can't be done well on the cheap.
> Jonathan Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Matthew S. Crocker
> > <matthew at corp.crocker.com <mailto:matthew at corp.crocker.com>> wrote:
> > Everything is software, a 'Session Border Controller' is software.
> > All software needs some hardware to run on. You can get a SBC
> > that runs on Linux/PC server based hardware or you can get a SBC
> > that runs on dedicated hardware. Your softswitch is going to need
> > several servers to run on as well. The smallest
> > Broasoft/Broadworks implementation is 2 servers for the softswitch
> > running virtual servers and 2 SBC (Acme Packet). You can't get
> > into that type of a setup anywhere near $50,000 though.
> > For 2000 subscribers I would highly recommend you partner with an
> > existing VoIP provider and resell their service. They can handle
> > all of the VoIP heavy lifting and send you the Call Detail Records
> > which you can then use to bill.
> > If you want to do it yourself you'll probably have to live in the
> > open source world to keep below the $50,000 limit.
> > Thanks, I had been looking at the softswitch software route and had
> > been quoted a price of $12,288.00 for 1024 simultaneous calls. So I
> > figure $20k more or less for a softswitch that would do 2000
> > concurrencies, another $10k in hardware. Am I too naive to want a
> > software based solution to perform least cost routing, billing,
> > perhaps calling cards, etc.
> > I've been looking into either Asterisk or Callweaver, OpenSIPS and
> > Soft-Switch.org for signaling. Am I again, naive or can it be done. If
> > not I don't want to waste my time nor money especially if I can do it
> > the right way.
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