Meanwhile the traditional phone companies are losing gobs of money on supporting the old network. They’ve lost over 30% of their customers to wireless and VoIP already and that number grows larger every day. If that’s not enough, the FCC is mandating the end of PSTN to speed the acceptance of an all-IP network. Between customers saving money moving to VoIP, phone companies lobbying to stop losing money on old technology and the Federal Government’s mandate to improve Internet speeds, traditional phone service has reached its end.
When VoIP was first being implemented, there were frequently issues over call quality. SIP was a new service that was not fully baked and under-engineered. Plus, Internet quality was many times substandard and the bandwidth inadequate. As a result, there were issues.