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Belgian Province of Luxembourg moves to open source VoIP

The Belgian Province of Luxembourg (yes, there is such a beast! Ed. ) was for a long time a user of VoIP telephony services based on proprietary technology supplied by Cisco (Call Manager + SCCP protocol), Joinup reports.

A few months ago and following a public tender, the Province decided to rid itself of vendor-lock-in and move instead to open standards (SIP) and open source VoIP telephony. Helped by an open source VoIP integrator which assisted them in the process, the Provincial administration migrated the Call Manager infrastructure to an Asterisk system whilst keeping its existing Cisco phones.

For those who are interested in finding out more information, there is a complete case study available in English, Flemish and French.