I’m trying to understand why vendors keep making 100Mbps integrated 1-port switches in their hardware SIP phones. Even the recently-announced D40 and D50 Digium phones are limited to 100Mbps. Only the more expensive models (like the D70) can run at 1000Mbps.
However, you can’t expect a firm with hundreds of extensions to buy the most expensive model…
And gigabit speed is important when “sharing” the network with a PC (because PC apps may “require” gigabit speed).
The day will come when medium or low-budget hardphones will have integrated gigabit switches. But is it THAT expensive to put in 2 gigabit ports in a hardphone nowadays? Or is it just marketing?
How much would it take for Digium to sell their D40 phones with gigabit ports?