03 September 2007
Combine the freedom of wireless networking with the flexibility of
VoIP and you've got a workplace revolution on your hands, but it's
still early days for mobile VoIP.
Wireless VoIP deployments take advantage of an organisation's Wi-Fi
network to allow employees to utilise the benefits of VoIP, such as
presence and unified messaging, without being tied to their desks.
It's also possible to make VoIP calls over mobile phone networks,
but the high cost of mobile data in countries such as Australia often
makes this impractical. This is starting to change, with the X-Series
plans on Hutchison's 3 network in many countries offering cheap data
packages and unmetered Skype calls from mobile handsets.