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Technology

A gateway is an “[i]nterface providing a compatibility between networks by converting transmission speeds, protocols, codes, or security measures.”[1] Typically, a gateway physically sits at the perimeter of an inter­nal network to the Internet.

VoIP

A gateway refers to the “computers that transform the circuit-switched voice signal into Internet Protocol packets, and vice versa, and perform associated signaling, control, and address translation functions.”[2]


References

  1. Comm. on Nat’l Security Sys., National Information Assurance Glossary 29 (Inst. No. 4009 (2006)).
  2. Vonage Holdings Corp. v. Minnesota Public Utilities Comm’n, 290 F.Supp.2d 993, 1000 (D. Minn. 2003).
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