Reply to post: Re: Yeah right

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Paul

Re: Yeah right

VOIP doesn't need much bandwidth at all, a few tens of kilobits/second if that.

what it does need is power. old fashioned analogue phones are powered by the phone line, you don't get that with an optical fibre, and so a SIP ATA needs a mains adapter and battery backup.

how many people have cordless phones at home where the base station has no battery backup? I think probably 99% of cordless phone base stations have no battery.

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