WNbob
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ROW44 And Voip

Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:21 pm

ROW44's site says they offer VOIP service, but ROW44 is geosync satellite based... doesn't the inherent latency make VOIP not usable?
 
ukoverlander
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RE: ROW44 And Voip

Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:30 pm

You might want to try this in the "Tech/Ops" forum. Just a thought.
 
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RE: ROW44 And Voip

Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:00 am

Quoting WNbob (Thread starter):
doesn't the inherent latency make VOIP not usable?

if the latency was really that bad I doubt they'd even offer it to begin with   
 
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RE: ROW44 And Voip

Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:14 am

This is an interesting question to me as well. Residential sat-based Internet systems often have delays of 1000ms+ making them unusable for VoIP.

[Edited 2010-12-05 19:15:01]
 
KELPkid
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RE: ROW44 And Voip

Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:09 pm

Considering that geosynchronous satellites are used for calls to some islands around the world (and even as a backup to undersea cables), my guess is "probably not"   You can tell when you are on a call that is via satellite relay...a delay of about a second.

By the way, the cell phone system (especially GSM) already has a fair amount of latency in it due to digital encoding/decoding/encryption/decryption. It is noticable if you call your cell phone from a good old fashioned land line  
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RE: ROW44 And Voip

Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:16 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):

By the way, the cell phone system (especially GSM) already has a fair amount of latency in it due to digital encoding/decoding/encryption/decryption. It is noticable if you call your cell phone from a good old fashioned land line

Indeed. Done that a few times. With my GSM phone the delay is like half a second. Not too bad.

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