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What is the difference between a PSTN gateway and media gateway?

SearchVoIP.com expert Carrie Higbie explains the differences between two types of gateways.

What is the difference between a PSTN gateway and media gateway?
A PSTN gateway works only with the old POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) networks, while a media gateway can handle 3G services, and other types of services in addition to PSTN.
This was first published in May 2007

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