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The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3
When deploying any new system, preparation is key—and Internet protocol telephony (IPT) systems are no exception. Part 3 of this 4-part e-book series provides

women talks  this codec, users complained women and children's voices were not represented accurately, probably due to their higher pitch. Note that the codecs with greater compression rates (G.728, G.729 and G.723.1), while needing less bandwidth, are generally considerably more resource intensive and therefore generally require more expensive equipment. So if you're examining how your codec utilization policy can save your organization money, keep in mind that the use of these codecs generally requires greater CAPEX

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