2 thoughts on “France Telecom goes VoIP”

  1. I ran a pan-european VoIP pilot for FT in 1999-2000, the news is more about the commercial rollout. Already back then, my colleagues in the PSTN side were trying to minimize new investments in traditional switching gear to the bare minimum in anticipation of VoIP.

    Keep in mind FT is a coinventor of G.729, the basic 8kbps codec used for most VoIP, so they get royalties on almost *every* VoIP implementation made.

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