Understanding IP Telephony
Networking among interconnected telephone systems is possible today with new technologies. There are tasks that have been automated and telephone systems now make a valuable contribution to increasing staff productivity and lowering operational costs.
Soon the transmission method was changed. The point to point path in traditional circuit switching that callers used is now replaced by VoIP and packet switching.
Developments in data networking and the internet quality can now allow calls to be sent across worldwide internet connections at such a past pace that qualities issues have diminished.
+++++++++++++++++++ Telephone service providers now offer IP enabled or pure IP solutions. When we speak of a system beig IP enabled, it is a traditional telephone system that not 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.
Free services requires that each part is signed up with the same service in order for it to work. Breaking out of the VoIP network is then the only ways you can call another personal normally on a landline or mobile. This type of call is then charged.
Today, internet speed is every increasing and with this brings a better level of service for VoIP users.
Today, VoIP providers are becoming more commonplace and will continue to drive IP trunk services to small the medium businesses.
IP telephone systems give us many advantages including the following.
If each office location is enable with VoIP based phone systems, you can easily link each location together using the internet. There will be a free and seamless internal dialing across locations if the phone systems are lined together.
You no longer have to pay for telephone services if you are making inter branch calls. The extention numbering plan is unified. The management here is centralized and applications are shared. Inter-office calls are now for free, and you simply dial the extension number to reach any remote office or staff. +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.
It is great to have a VoIP network in place for internal voice calls.