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He says that after five years, the VoIP system will cost half of what it would have cost to keep operating a traditional phone service, known as plain old telephone service (POTS).
The system has multi-service capabilities that supports both voice applications, plain old telephone service (POTS) and integrated services digital network (ISDN), as well as broadband applications, such as asynchronous digital subscriber line (ADSL), G.
A: Plain Old Telephone Service is standard analog telephone lines using a twisted pair of copper wires.
In developing countries such as China, Brazil, and India, which typically have high population densities with very low deployment of telephone service to the population, the key is to provide basic plain old telephone service (POTS) at very low cost points," said Paul Pietrusewicz, strategic marketing manager with Lucent's Microelectronics Group.