Understanding IP Telephony
Although telephone systems of today still do their basic functions, today’s systems interconnect with other systems and technologies. There are tasks that have been automated and telephone systems now make a valuable contribution to increasing staff productivity and lowering operational costs.
Then voice traffic took a big turn in terms of transmission method. The traditional circuit switching where callers used a point to point path to make a voice call, was replaced by VoIP and packet switching became the new standard to follow.
Now it is very easy to make calls to other countries that are connected to the internet at a very fast pace because of developments in data networking, wide area networking and the internet quality.
+++++++++++++++++++ IP enabled or pure UP solutions are not provided by telephone system providers. And IP enabled system is a traditional digital telephone system that have adapt to support VOIP technology. Pure IP systems are based on pure IP switching methods with better scalability and more integration with 3rd party systems and software.
Broadband users can call over the internet for free using VoIP technology. But, if you have ever used Skype or messengers, you will that the other person must have the same software and be subscribed to the same service for it to work.
It is a disadvantage when only one of you is signed up for the service since for these free services to work, then the other party must also be signed up to the service. If you want to make a normal call to someone on a landline or mobile you have to break out of the VoIP network. You will have to pay the telephone service provider for this landline call.
Today, internet speed is every increasing and with this brings a better level of service for VoIP users.
It is now commonplace to find VoIP providers to continue to drive IP trunk services to small and medium businesses.
Here are some of the advantages of an IP telephone system.
If each office location is enable with VoIP based phone systems, you can easily link each location together using the internet. Then calling any office in the VoIP telephone system is possible free of charge and seamless.
Now inter branch calls are free with VoIP telephone systems so you save on your telephone bills. The extention numbering plan is unified. The management here is centralized and applications are shared. You can to call inter offices for free and you simply need to dial the extension number to reach remote staff. This VoIP telephone network can also integrate remote workers, small offices and work from home individuals.
VoIP telephone system features include use in any location viewing extension status, using voice mail, call recording, and vowing call history from anywhere.
VoIP telephone system is great for your business.