What is VoIP
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is also referred to as IP Telephony, Internet Telephony and Internet Calling. It is an alternative way of making phone calls that can be very cheap or completely free. The ‘phone’ part is not always present anymore, as you can communicate without a telephone set. VoIP has been named the most successful technology of the last decade.
VoIP has a lot of advantages over the traditional phone system, one of the biggest being it can be typically connected over any Public internet service.
The main reason for which people are so massively turning to VoIP technology is the cost. In businesses, VoIP is a way to cut down communication cost, add more features to communication and interaction between employees and with customers so that to render the system more efficient and of better quality. For individuals, VoIP is not only the things that have revolutionised voice calling worldwide, but it is also a means to have fun communicating through computers and mobile devices for free.
One of the pioneering services that made VoIP so popular is Skype. It has allowed people to share instant messages and make voice and video calls for free worldwide.
Many corporate phone systems support VoIP out of the box with some configuration you can have your office connected for fixed monthly fee including calls.
The VoIP Trend
VoIP is a relatively new technology and it has already achieved wide acceptance and use. There is still a lot to improve and it is expected to have major technological advances in VoIP in the future. It has so far proved to be a good candidate for replacing the POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) and ISDN (Integrated Digital Services Network)
It, of course, has drawbacks along with the numerous advantages it brings; and its increasing use worldwide is creating new considerations surrounding its regulations and security.
The public is getting more and more conscious of the advantages they can reap from VoIP at home or in their businesses.
Combined with the rollout of the NBN and Telstra’s decision to cut all copper networks VoIP is the logical choice for Business to move forward.
For more information contact Territory Technology Solutions - 08 89442222 to discuss what can be done with your existing phone system.