Understanding IP Telephony
Although telephone systems of today still do their basic functions, today’s systems interconnect with other systems and technologies. These automated telephone systems have contributed a lot o the productivity of business work force and they have lowered their operational costs.
The something happened to voice traffic when the transmission methods changed. The point to point path in traditional circuit switching that callers used is now replaced by VoIP and packet switching.
Now, calls can be sent across the worldwide internet connections at such a fast pace because of developments in data networking, wide area networking and the internet quality which has made quality issues diminish.
+++++++++++++++++++ IP enabled or pure UP solutions are not provided by telephone system providers. When we speak of a system beig IP enabled, it is a traditional telephone system that not support VoIP technology. A pure IP telephone system is based on pure IP switching methods and will offer better scalability and more integration with 3rd party systems and software.
Broadband users can call over the internet for free using VoIP technology. But just like when using Skype or messenger , the other party should also be subscribed to the same service so that it will work and there will be communication with the two of you.
The main disadvantage of free services is that each user must be online and signed up with the same service. Breaking out of the VoIP network is then the only ways you can call another personal normally on a landline or mobile. You will have to pay the telephone service provider for this landline call.
Today, there is better VoIP services provided by service providers because of the improvement of internet speed.
It is now commonplace to find VoIP providers to continue to drive IP trunk services to small and medium businesses.
IP telephone systems give us many advantages including the following.
The internet then can link each office location that is enable with VoIP phone systems . If they are lined together, internal dialing across locations is seamless and free of charge.
You no longer have to pay for telephone services if you are making inter branch calls. There is then a unified extension number plan. Management is centralized and there is application sharing. This means that all inter-office calls are free and every member or staff can reach all remote staff simply by dialing their internal extension number. +Small offices and remote workers or workers from home can also be integrated as part of the VoIP network.
Some of the features of VoIP systems include viewing extension status, use in any location, using voice mail, call recording, and viewing their call history from anywhere.
VoIP telephone system is great for your business.