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Really Scary Telecoms Stuff? Nah – telephony's just an app


I think people overstate the reliability of the old POTS networks. The exchanges and switches rarely went wrong but the plant isn't all that reliable. If someone digs up a cable somewhere in the local network or cuts an overhead line, your service is gone.

How often is an enterprise grade IP connection going into fail?

If you're a serious site, surely you would have multiple redundant links to different networks so that you could at least maintain your core services in case of disaster ?

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