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MGCP (Media Gateway Control Protocol)
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MGCP is a protocol that operates between a media gateway and a media gateway controller, allowing the media gateway controller to control the media gateway. MGCP was developed as part of the convergence movement, which brings voice and data together on the packet-switched Internet. MGCP is defined in RFC 2705 (Media Gateway Control Protocol Version 1.0, October 1999).
A media gateway and a media gateway controller are components of softswitch architecture.
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