Re: hosted PBX/VOIP thru VPN?

From: Frank Yocum (no email)
Date: Wed Nov 12 2008 - 08:33:57 EST

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    Lorell,

    It has been my experience that the VPN traffic will not be prioritize
    through the Internet. Why don't you suggest a test site for a comparison.

    Frank

    On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Lorell Hathcock <>wrote:

    > All:
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    > My customer wants to try to improve performance to his ATAs by creating a
    > VPN from his network to the VOIP provider's network through the internet.
    >
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    > I have to admit, the idea caught me flat footed. At the outset, it seems
    > like we would want to do it just to improve security for end users.
    > However,
    > my customer wants it because he thinks it will improve performance (i.e.
    > voice quality). We are suffering from poor VOIP quality due to the Sprint
    > /
    > Cogent depeering and subsequent squirming by our vendors.
    >
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    > The only reason I can think that VOIP thru a VPN would help is that
    > *perhaps* routers in the middle on ASNs I have no control over *may*
    > prioritize VPN traffic higher than regular traffic. They opposite could
    > also be true.
    >
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    > Specifically the ASNs in the middle are Level 3, Sprint and Time Warner.
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    > Thoughts? Should I try to dissuade him from this if performance is his
    > main
    > motivator?
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    > Thanks!
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    > Sincerely,
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    >
    > Lorell Hathcock
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