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Voice and data networking is about the trends and technologies for merging voice and data communication on a single network. It is part of a broader "multiservice networking" concept that combines all types of communication onto a single network. Practically speaking, the single network is a packet-based IP intranet, the Internet, or special service provider networks that provide Internet-like services. Some other methods for combining voice and data are mentioned here, but the general trend is toward IP-based voice and data networking.
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