Research Centers and Facilities

ATM/IP Telephony Solution Cooperative Research Center

This research center is based on a grant from Hong Kong Government University Grant Council and contributions from industry (a total of $3.8 million). The main objective of the project is to develop a cost efficient and effective voice over packet switching networks; its focus is the design of a distributed voice gateway for IP, which can facilitate the inter-operation between the existing PSTN (public switched telephone network) and packet switching networks (IP/ATM).

The research team will build a hardware platform to implement the Voice over IP solution and develop the software to implement the distributed control protocol MGCP. Voice over IP will be one of the main technologies of the future networks that integrate both voice and data traffic together.