Although VoIP technology has been around for nearly 30 years, it’s only been the arrival of cheap broadband that the technology has grown in reliability and cost-effectiveness.
Consider purchasing an IP-based phone system if one or more of the following apply to your business:
- You wish to link offices using PBX-to-PBX communications
- You want single voice and data infrastructure between two or more locations
- You want smooth migration toward VoIP
- Remote workers need to become part of the centralised telephone system and share common functionality
- You are planning a major upgrade to your existing data network.
As well as offering other benefits to the consumer, VoIP has significantly lowered the cost of phone calls. VoIP phone systems require only a broadband connection and a suitable Internet phone such as one of the following:
- A VoIP telephone with an Ethernet connection or USB connection.
- VoIP adaptors enabling use of touch-tone phones through an IT network
- A software phone application (such as Skype) installed on a PC.
Because a VoIP user only needs a viable broadband connection, it’s perfect for mobile staff as well as the increasing numbers of office-based VoIP devotees.