Presentation on theme: "Web2forDev Learning Opportunity [venue], [date] CTA is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. It operates under the."— Presentation transcript:
Web2forDev Learning Opportunity [venue], [date] CTA is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. It operates under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement. Its headquarters are in The Netherlands
Objectives You will learn: About VOIP and the benefits it presents Different types of VOIP services and how they work How to use skype as an example of a popular VOIP service
What is VOIP? Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP): Transmission of telephone services, video and other media over IP-based packet switched networks.
What is VOIP? Also referred to as IP Telephony or Internet Telephony
Why VoIP? Can make and receive calls with/without a computer Can make local/long distance calls Can make and receive calls to/from PSTN Cost effective Has digital features not commonly available on normal calls e.g Caller ID, Conference, Desktop Multimedia, Instant Messaging etc
Types of VOIP ATA : Connects a standard phone to a computer or an internet connection to use VOIP. ATA – Analog-to-digital converter IP Phones: Connects directly to the internet and have necessary software Computer to Computer: You need software, microphone and speakers plus an internet connection