Skype

In: Computers and Technology

Submitted By kmob
Words 2899
Pages 12
October 21, 2012
IP Telephony/VoIP

Table of Contents

A. Table of Contents B. Introduction C. Problem Statement D. Analysis E. Recommendation Solution and Implementation F. References

Introduction
The topic that I chose deals with VoIP network providers. Skype is a pioneer in the voice over communication network. It is the most popular voice communication service in the world. I am interested in learning what Skype is and the many function it has to offer. Skype was built by the designers of Kazaa person to person network and is based on the fast track network that underlies the Kazaa network (3). It was founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg. In 2005 Skype was acquired by EBay and in 2009 an investment group led by Silver Lakes purchased the company. Microsoft the worldwide leader in software purchased Skype in May 2011 with hopes to take it to a new level (2). Over the past few years I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this new way of communicating with friends and family via the internet, phone, or tablet. What really caught my attention was when they told me that you are able to see the person that you are talking to and it’s in real time. I thought that was fascinating. But, what really drew me in was when I was informed that the service was free! I intend to give a brief explanation of how Skype works and the different option that are offered to the costumer. In doing this I will go over the advantages and disadvantages of this technology and what’s being done to correct the deficiencies. The major questions that will be address is can Skype eliminate the two major issues that come up when operating a VoIP program? This is network performance and information security. Skype is a technology that was born through the development of the internet and the concept of VoIP. When it was discovered that VoIP could…...

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