What is VoIP: Voice over IP – how does it work

What is VoIP: Voice over IP – how does it work
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VoIP, Voice over Internet protocol is a form of telephone that uses internet technology to provide the connectivity between phones giving advantages of cost and flexibility.
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VoIP basics VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar How to choose best VoIP service provider
Understanding VoIP and how VoIP works can enable users of telephone services to make some cost savings as well as being able to take advantage of many improvements in facilities and flexibility that it provides.
Voice over Internet Protocol, also called Voice over IP or just VoIP is having a major impact on the telecommunications industry and not only gives advantages of cost, but also gives some significant advantages in terms of capability and flexibility.
Using VoIP technology, it is possible to carry both data and voice communications over the same network meaning that only one network is required for both.
VoIP was originally adopted by large enterprises, but the development of the technology and the associated reduced costs now mean that it is viable not only for large enterprise business telephone systems, but also for small businesses and even home environments.
As technology moves increasingly towards digital and Internet based techniques, and the costs falling, VoIP phone systems will only increase in their use.
VoIP used in association with a computer
VoIP can be used on a computer as shown here with the headphones, and microphone and the screen for dialling on the computer
What is VoIP?
The traditional method for domestic and business telephone systems was to use what is termed a circuit switched approach where dedicated lines take the phone signal to the switch or exchange where it is digitised.
With VoIP telephone systems the voice signal is digitised at the phone and sent as packet data using Internet Protocol. This makes far better use of the available network and providing greater flexibility whilst lowering the costs.
When using a VoIP telephone system, special VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar are required. In essence, VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar convert the voice signal to a digital or data signal in the form of data packets, and this is conveyed over the Internet network system in the same was as data for browsing, etc. If a traditional analogue phone needs to be used, then a converted box is required.
Accordingly VoIP can allow calls to be made over the Internet by computers etc, and applications like Skype and host of others are available for this. These offer the basic VoIP services, but may not allow connection to traditional landline or mobile services via the normal telephone network, i.e. where a number is dialled.
For phones that use a VoIP phone system installed in a business telephone system or as a domestic system, the special VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar are required. These can connect to the data network in the business, making VoIP as a business phone system very attractive as only one network needs to be installed and maintained. These phones are typically connected so that they can
For small businesses and domestic residences, VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar can also be an attractive option. VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar themselves are more expensive than the traditional analogue ones, but they can provide some advantages.
VOIP business phone system Doha Qatar often use Ethernet to connect to a network – they often connect to the router or wireless hub in a home situation, or some use USB and others can connect wirelessly.
In addition, wireless “hot spots” in locations such as airports, parks, and cafes allow connection to the Internet and may enable the use VoIP phone service wirelessly.

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