Taipei switches to VoIP

5 Dec 2006

Taipei City Council has switched its internal phone networks to a voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) system in a move which it expects will save it TWD400,000 (USD12,340) a month. InfoWorld Daily reports that government offices and 234 schools across the Taiwanese capital will use internet telephony from early next year. Taipei is used to being at the forefront of technological development; it is home to one of the world’s largest municipal Wi-Fi networks, which boasts over 4,000 hotspots and offers wireless internet coverage to around 90% of the city’s 2.6 million people.

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