[MLB-WIRELESS] Free P2P phones will pressure telcos

andrewg at d2.net.au andrewg at d2.net.au
Tue Nov 11 23:16:28 EST 2003

Possibly something that might be interesting,

Its a VoIP thing I'm doing for the irc users for pulltheplug people,
Conference calls aren't setup since we need to get a timing src thingy
loaded, and its a kinda production machine (or alternatively, there may be
another box spare for us to use at some stages.)

Generally, 200ms isn't that bad - depending on what your aims are.

> How do these things actually work, how does it reduce latency by being
> distributed? Surely that works for file sharing but not when you've got
> one  source and one destination as you would have in a phone call.
> I can see a market for IP phones and wireless but the whole kazaa link
> seems like hype... hmm hype.. skype is this a coincidence? I'm yet to
> stumble across a decent software voip solution that works over the
> internet  where you can't get consistent sub 200ms pings across the same
> continent,  let alone to another country.
> My 2c
> Matt

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