It's important for major industrialized nations to have their own infrastructure for VoIP deployment issues and standards.That's because of the varied infrastructure and regulatory issues various countries have in effect, seek to enact, and how those issues will cause VoIP services to interact with their international counterparts.
With this truism in mind, I'm encouraged by today's founding announcement of the VoIP Forum of Japan (VFG).
Let's give the microphone over to VFJ Chair Mitsutoshi Hatori, who will expand on what I've just said:
"Our forum will provide a unifying force for the VoIP and packet communications industry in Japan and will help us to more closely monitor global technical, regulatory and market developments, and will be the point of contact with other national and global VoIP organizations."
Key VoIP vendors, service provider and systems integrators are joining up. I assume this is being done by direct entreaty from the VOJ board to member prospects. I say this because could not find a VOJ Web site. I'm sure one will be up real soon.
The VOJalready is conferringwith the International Packet Communications Consortium, a key industry organization dedicated to advancing deployment VoIP and other packet communications services.