Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a group of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the broadcast medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
Sometimes it’s also called as Voice over Networks (VoN), Voice over Broadband (VoB) and sometimes just Internet Telephony.
How Does It work?
Your voice is transformed into digital information which can be sent like any other data over the internet. People are often puzzled by this but the way to think about it is that your internet connection uses the same wires as your normal landline telephone and can be uses to transmit all kinds of things such as faxes, telephone calls, emails, instant messages, web pages and Google searches – what makes the difference is simply what is plugged into the wires.
- Standard Real-Time Protocol (RTP)
- For transmitting audio and video packets between computers
- Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
- An Application-Layer signaling-control used to establish, maintain and terminate multimedia sessions
Why VoIP is better than traditional phones
- Communication over IP network significantly lowers rates of phone calls and is far cheaper as compared with landline calls.
- VoIP supports a wide range of advanced features that make it easier and more convenient to communicate.
- Since voice and data transmission is being carried out over broadband connection, here there is no dependency on the physical location of the phone device and the phone number.
Pros and Cons of VoIP
Most business owners agree that the advantages of VoIP far outweigh the disadvantages. Manlitics is an internet service provider that specializes in building networks that are tailored to meet your specific needs, including VoIP capability. If you match the criteria required and are interested in finding out more about what we offer, contact us.