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call signaling
Last modified: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 

Call signaling is a process that is used to set up a connection in a telephone network. In VoIP systems, call signaling establishes connections between H.323 or SIP endpoints (or between an endpoint and a gatekeeper).

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