Mobile communications over IP
MoIP, or mobile communications over internet protocol, is the mobilization of peer-to-peer communications including chat and talk using internet protocol via standard mobile communications applications including 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fi as well as Wimax. Unlike mobile VoIP, MoIP is not a VoIP program made accessible from mobile phones or a switchboard application using VoIP in the background. It is rather a native mobile application on users’ handsets and used to conduct talk and chat over the internet connection as its primary channel.
How MoIP (mobile) works
MoIP applications typically work without any proprietary hardware, are enhanced with real-time contact availability (presence) and save the users money by utilizing free Wi-Fi internet access or fixed internet data plans instead of GSM (talk) minutes. They are completely mobile-centric, designed and optimized specifically for mobile-handsets environment rather than the PC.
MoIP is also sometimes used to refer to:
- Mobile VoIP
- Modem over IP or Modem over VoIP
- Media over Internet Protocol
- Meetings Over IP
- Messaging Over Internet Protocol
- Missile On Internal Power
- MPEG over IP