Presence is the coming together of all the different digital channels we communicate with in our everyday lives. Protocols and standards like SIP, ENUM, SIMPLE and Jabber are enabling the convergence of mobile and fixed networks, IM, voice and video communications. The next generation of consumer devices will put everything into the hands of the end-user.
Michiel Leenaars and Adrian Georgescu organize the second edition of Future of VoIP.
The SIP protocol is now revolutionizing the way we communicate in our everyday life. Just as various network and messaging systems that forged the today's Internet merged and followed a single standard, the need for interoperability between walled garden real-time communication islands like Skype, MSN, Yahoo, Google and the telecom industry spearheaded SIP as the protocol to bridge and realize inter-domain seamless communications across the Internet.
Adrian Georgescu and Michiel Leenars organize Future of VoIP event in den Hague, Netherlands.
ENUM and SIP are revolutionizing the telecom sector and the internet by merging their services into a global network. Mobile operators as well as landline providers start bundling Internet access with SIP based communications. Voice becomes another application over the Internet. On the long term, from the existing telephoney network (PSTN, or public switched telephone network) only the phone numbers will remain (to be exact, the E.164 numbering plan) while mobile and fixed services will converge in the same terminal.