Cisco Routers and Asterisk-based VoIP

jayrod422
Joined: Thu 12 of Oct, 2006

Re: Cisco Routers and Asterisk-based VoIP

Posted:Wed 25 of Feb, 2009 (19:53 UTC)
most likely a cisco var is pitching them a cisco ccm with routers that will used to convert tdm(pots lines, or t1/t3) to voip..

if they wish to keep tdm lines and not use a voip provider then they will need some kind of voip routers aka media gateway... cisco is not the only provider of such equipment...

the whole thing of the ccm talking to cisco routers via a cisco language is the mgcp protocol... which is want cisco recommend in a all cisco network...

feel free to contact me off list if you have any other questions @ jarrod at fed-com.com

good luck
admin
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Re: Cisco Routers and Asterisk-based VoIP

Posted:Wed 25 of Feb, 2009 (04:38 UTC)
In Cisco Routers and Asterisk-based VoIP (Thu 19 of Feb, 2009 (20:22 UTC))Louis Hansellwrote:
This has generated two questions: is it necessary to add routers to a network because you are coverting to VoIP? And, are there inherent issues with Cisco routers and SIP-based telephony?


Whether you need to add routers when adding VOIP depends on the network in question. Many enterprises add VOIP without adding any additional routers. I don't know of any problem using Cisco Routers with SIP or VOIP. Most VOIP companies use Cisco routers no matter what kind of VOIP equipment they have.
Louis610
Joined: Sat 11 of Nov, 2006

Cisco Routers and Asterisk-based VoIP

Posted:Thu 19 of Feb, 2009 (20:22 UTC)
We have proposed a Switchvox (Asterisk-based) VoIP system to a client whose IT dept is committed to Cisco. Cisco has proposed their CM, and some routers. They have suggested that other products wouldn't interopeRATE WITH Cisco routers.
This has generated two questions: is it necessary to add routers to a network because you are coverting to VoIP? And, are there inherent issues with Cisco routers and SIP-based telephony?