CICT to pilot VoIP technology

By Erwin Oliva
POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM INQ7.net

THE COMMISSION on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) will conduct pilot tests of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology before it rolls it out to other agencies, an official told INQ7.net.

VoIP uses the Internet instead of the traditional telephone network to route voice calls, resulting in lower costs.

CICT chairman Ramon Sales said the agency initially wanted to start with the Palace.

Palace security, however, had concerns over CICT engineers inspecting their telephone systems, he added.

Sales said the agency is looking at developing or outsourcing their VoIP system.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo earlier instructed the CICT chairman to work for increase VoIP use in government….

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