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Old 10-11-2017, 16:47   #7
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Re: VOIP to replace VM copper wires.

VOIP or Digital Voice (DV) as it is referred to in the industry, is coming to the whole VM network as a long term strategy to upgrade the phone platform form the legacy POTS service currently used. DV will be offered primarily in new build areas, project lightning expansion and areas of capacity issues where network upgrades aren't possible, it will then slowly roll out across the country as the only main phone line option. Realistically it will replace the POTS service in the long term as there are lots of benefits to the service over copper (space, power, maintenance, quality). The bit rate of the voice calls are wider than then current service so theoretically call quality will be better.

DV is already live on the network in a lot of places including Carlisle where the network build has been going on for some time.

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