The Need to Embrace VoIP Over Conventional Telephony: Here's Why

The Need to Embrace VoIP Over Conventional Telephony: Here's Why

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, November 25, 2020

VoIP provides far more advantages in almost every way as equated to PSTN. In terms of connectivity, VoIP does not need public bodies or private firms to establish and maintain physical infrastructure; only the internet is essential.

FREMONT, CA: Part of why the telecom sector is experiencing a drastic change is that Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services provide features that conventional telephony does not. Correspondingly, traditional telephones, whether landline or wireless, need the establishment and upkeeping of costly physical infrastructure, while VoIP only requires an internet connection.

Another primary reason for the VoIP industry’s progress is the amplified global reach of businesses and varying working models. The gig economy is increasing, and the changing nature of business needs organizations to retain the capability to communicate anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Even government bodies are starting to identify that old landline will need to be replaced by better technology like VoIP.

A report predicted that these broadband-based call services would become more common during the upcoming years, as the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is reaching the end of its life 

and becoming more and more difficult and expensive to maintain. Major landline providers will provide VoIP products over broadband to their residential customers before the PSTN is retired entirely.

Advantages of VoIP

VoIP provides far more advantages in almost every way as equated to PSTN. In terms of connectivity, VoIP does not need public bodies or private firms to establish and maintain physical infrastructure; only the internet is essential. Likewise, expanding and upgrading PSTN needs financial investment, but in the case of VoIP, the upgrade can happen through a simple software update.

Most of the VoIP features like call waiting or call forwarding are usually part of the package. Concurrently, such features entail extra costs on PSTN.

Perhaps the most significant advantage VoIP has is that it is merely much cheaper to operate. Businesses can save up to 60% of their budgets by moving to VoIP. These days, several companies need to stay in touch with their international clients, and PSTN is too expensive for that purpose.

As remote working is also a new trend, managers need to keep in touch with the employees. Major telecommunication firms are already shifting to VoIP services because developments in internet technologies, like 5G networks, remove obstacles for VoIP such as internet speed.

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