Barbados’ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Policy is now available on the Telecommunications Unit’s website www.telecoms.gov.bb.
It describes the terms and outlines the techniques involved in VoIP technologies as well as defines the conditions for use in the country, as set by the Telecommunications Unit in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development.
According to a Telecommunications official, as the VoIP is a rapidly changing technology, “the policy will be kept under constant review and is subject to change from time to time”.
VoIP is a generic term, generally describing a multitude of standards which enable smart devices and computer networks to carry multiple forms of multimedia, including two-way voice, videoconferencing, text and documents.
Common terms related to VoIP are Internet Telephony, Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony, Broadband Telephony and Voice over Broadband.