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Re: How relable does the Internet need to be? (Was: Re: Converged Network Threat)

  • From: Roland Perry
  • Date: Fri Feb 27 17:40:22 2004

[1] Should VoIP include 911/999 service, and how does one resolve the
various geographic location issues associated with this.
I'm glad that got people talking :-)

[snip - one of the many issues; I think you route the call to India and have someone ask the user where they are, then re-route the voice based on the answer. But first you need to de-dupe the numbers that are Emergency in one country and a normal service in another; say 911 was the weather forecast in Greenland... ]

Personally I don't think the regulators have a clear
enough grasp of the technical issues to be prescribing
solutions for this issue.
Some do. And specifically in the UK they have a joint committee with industry to get properly to grips with the technology.

Roland Perry