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Megaco
Last modified: Thursday, May 04, 2006 

Megaco is a signaling protocol that enables switching of voice, fax and multimedia calls between the PSTN and IP networks. It is based on the term Media Gateway Controller (MGC) and is used between the Media Gateway and Media Gateway Controller in a VoIP network. Synonymous with H.248.

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