Hello there, i am in the oil industry business and i want to SET UP my own "VOIP NETWORK" which is going to be tested in the company, our goal in to set up a VOIP NETWORK in order to connect all of the our offices and stations in our "PRIVATE NETWORK" and reduce phone costs.


thanks a lot for your help, 500 point will be my contribution for the most appropiate answer.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

As you are testing going for something like Asterisk (http://www.asterisk.org) which is open source software will be a good idea. I am running it commercially with 30 users.

On each site you will need a standard desktop PC with Asterisk installed and VoIP phones for all the users.
Each site will need to be connected either over the internet or dedicated data links. You will need approx 80kbps of bandwidth per call for high quality audio.
bruningscAuthor Commented:
sounds good, but what would be the actual equipment and detailed requirements to implementate a service like lets say Vonage?
Vonage is really designed for individual phones to be connected to their network. It is fine if you only have a very small number of phones at each location but if you have a few then running something such as asterisk is better as you can define your own extension numbers etc...
If you do wish to go with vonage then you would be best to contact them for their requirements.

If you want to rnn Asterisk then you will need a desktop PC (HP, Dell etc...) preferably with two hard disks inside for redundancy, an internet connection with either a router which supports QoS or a separate dedicated internet connection just for Voip, and however many VoIP phones you wish.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
SolarWinds® VoIP and Network Quality Manager(VNQM)

WAN and VoIP monitoring tools that can help with troubleshooting via an intuitive web interface. Review quality of service data, including jitter, latency, packet loss, and MOS. Troubleshoot call performance and correlate call issues with WAN performance for Cisco and Avaya calls

Are you interested in changing your current PBX to implement a complete VoIP solution? Or do you want VoIP communication between your offices while keeping your current infrastructure?
bruningscAuthor Commented:
"VoIP communication between your offices while keeping your current infrastructure?".

No, i dont want to keep the current infrastructure what im planning to build is a service like vonage or other voip carrier, because in the future i want to offer it as a service overseas.

What would be the equipment requirement to build  my own VOIP SERVICE NETWORK?
You can build your infrastructure based on SER + Asterisk. Have a Tier 1 provider for DIDs and SIP channels, and you are ready to go! Do not forget to pill up Sipura boxes so that your clients can connect their analog phones to your service.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Voice Over IP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.