This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the background, protocols, standards, and issues related to Internet telephony. Describes the changing telecommunications environment that motivates the transition from today’s telephone network to voice over IP and strategies being used by companies and individuals to implement VoIP. Covers the umbrella protocol Session Internet Protocol and its partner, Session Description Protocol. In addition to SIP and SDP, H.323, RSVP, RTP, DNS, TRIP, ISUP, and SS7 are covered. Issues include emergency services, security, mobility, and quality of service. On-campus students – and off-campus students with high-speed Internet access – have access to SIP lab equipment. Prerequisite: EETS 7301 or permission of instructor.