Who uses Gigabit Ethernet for IP Phones, is this just IT herd mentality?

15 pts.
Tags:
Cisco
Cisco VoIP System
Ethernet adapters
Gigabit ethernet
IP phones
Open IT Forum
VoIP
Wireless in 2010
Looking at general VoiP deployment and IP telephones, I see a wide reference to Gigabit ethernet almost as if it is the standard interface. It is being specified in tender responses as a must have. Reality seems to indicate that Gigabit to the desktop is not standard and rarely used in enterprises exeptions being to power users.

Given the fact that Gigabit ethernet adaptors use significantly more power presently is this just vendors leading us along the technology for the sake of it, and the IT herd instinct doing the rest.

So please tell me where it is being used in Voip related deployments?



Software/Hardware used:
Mitel / Cisco / Avaya / Aastra

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

On the back end you’ll want Gig-E between VOIP servers. To the desktop most users don’t need Gig-E. In my shop we use Gig-E to the VOIP ports so that we don’t have to have two sets of network switches.

————————-

Like MrDenny mentioned, GigE to your phones isn’t ABSOLUTLEY necessary. Since the phones are in essence switches themselves, 100mbps on different voice/data VLANs is more than sufficient for your “typical” users..

However, Gigabit to the desktop is still really sweet… :)

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following