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Does it make sense to change TDM to IP?

Advantages and disadvantages of the process of integrating TDM and IP networks

There is no doubt that the future lies in IP networks that meet the ever-growing needs of network users, unlike TDM networks, which are now obsolete.
Is a “painless” or smooth transition from TDM to VoIP technology possible?
Experts believe that TDM networks have no future in the long run. Yes, they are well-organized, well-organized business processes and maintenance. Today, almost all telecom operators provide universal services, and at least still provide access to the Internet. Telephony in its purest form and Internet services are different network infrastructures that need to be maintained in parallel. Each of them requires costs, which affects the subscription fee, the competitiveness of the enterprise and the company’s place in the market.

Since communication services can be provided via VoIP, ie via the Internet, over time, telecom operators will abandon traditional telephony, replacing it with IP telephony.
In the future, traditional telephony will be completely replaced by IP, but not all operators are in a hurry to abandon TDM networks. The fact is that the demand for IP telephony is constantly growing in the corporate sector. However, ordinary users are in no hurry to switch to VoIP, because the main thing for them is a stable simple telephone connection.

Therefore, telecom operators, for which the audience of ordinary users is important, are still trying to maintain this market segment.
IP telephony is not very popular among the general population due to the low level of information about these services, as well as low solvency.
If the connection to analog telephony services is relatively inexpensive, it will be more expensive to connect an IP telephone. Of course, the versatility and convenience of its use surpass this, but the cost of connection for ordinary users is often a decisive factor.

Benefits of building NGN / IMS

One of the alternative ways to develop IP telephony is to build NGN. It is a next-generation converged network that is widely promoted by manufacturers of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture equipment. The use of this network allows you to effectively reduce operating costs, offer a wider range of services and earn more money on this. But in view of the fact that while IMS does not have standardization, each manufacturer offers its own platform and equipment.

TDMoIP or VoIP gateways

Operators of TDM networks are no longer limited to simple functions and want to expand the range of their services through IP telephony. After all, the use of such services is the key to preserving your business and your income. With traditional telephony, the main profit comes from the number of seconds or minutes. In IP telephony, companies will earn on the amount of bytes transferred, Internet connection and other services. So that the company does not have to choose between TDM and IP networks, there are special TDMoIP or VoIP gateways that allow full integration of these networks.