alternative to voip gateways
jhaustin at gmail.com
Sat May 2 06:21:14 UTC 2020
What’s the average loop length? Grandstream is probably OK to 5+ kfeet but
you will lose CID before that.
As the low cost option don’t expect them to be trouble-free (or have
particularly good vendor support), but they might work in your application
if cheap is what makes sense.
On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 10:11 PM Andrey Slastenov <a.slastenov at gmail.com>
> Look at MSAN solution. Like Huawei UA5000 or similar solutions from other
> > 2 мая 2020 г., в 07:21, Nick Edwards <nick.z.edwards at gmail.com>
> > I'm looking at a new sister company we just took over, their remote
> > village has 1700 analogue phone lines to the workers huts, but they go
> > nowhere past the MDF.
> > The office runs voip, now i'm told i have to get phones to the workers
> > because the <lots of explicit words> AKA previous owners of that
> > business stopped the build when they ran into financial problems.
> > So my plan is to utilize the existing many miles worth of copper pairs.
> > I'm looking at throwing them into Versa Dslams that use pppoe pass
> > through, throw in a mikoTik 1036 as pppoe server, and we got spare
> > R710 i can use as radius server, and by my limited knowledge this
> > works.
> > OK data done, but... now all those pots out lines need to go somewhere
> > that can handle 1700 or more lines, I am looking at either grandstream
> > 48 port FXS gateways or sangoma vega 50 ports (which Ill use as 48 so
> > theres a 1:1 match with dslams) the vega 3050 probably wont be used
> > because they are more than twice the price of grandstream.
> > But this all results in a sh1te load of 48 port gateways (power is not
> > a concern), but wondering if there is another solution that is more
> > cost effective? Seems the regular NEC's Siemens and so on might have
> > an option but I can imagine it will be far more expensive than a bunch
> > of individual gateways.
> > This project is in my mind workable, but i've not done such a thing on
> > a large scale.
> > Those who have experience in this field care to chime in? is my method
> > acceptable or not for such a project size?
> > most pbx's I've done are only few hundred analogue lines where
> > gateways are more suited and definitely more cost effective, at all
> > our locations we use freepbx which works perfectly, and we know the
> > beefyness of the box we'll need to install to handle this load, thats
> > not a problem if we go down the gateway method.
> > thoughts?
jhaustin at gmail.com
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