The technology known as Voice over Internet Protocol is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol networks. VoIP is also called IP telephony, Internet telephony, broadband telephony, and broadband phone service. VoIP is an alternative way of making phone calls that can be very cheap or completely free, assuming you already paid the Internet bill. This means technology has a lot of advantages over the traditional phone system, and the main reason for which people are so massively turning to VoIP technology is the cost. The ‘phone’ part is not always present anymore, as you can communicate without a telephone set, commonly replacing it by a PC or Smartphone. The term Internet telephony specifically refers to the provisioning of communications services (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the public Internet, rather than via the public switched telephone network. The steps involved in originating VoIP telephone calls are similar to traditional digital telephony and involve signaling, channel setup, digitization of the analog voice signals, and encoding. But Instead of being transmitted over a circuit switched network, the digital information is packetized, and the transmission occurs as IP packets over a packet switched network.
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Companies developing technology for VoIP are exhibiting all the signs of a young industry, like explosive growth, proliferation of vendors and a multitude of choices for customers. And it should not come as a surprise for anyone that the VoIP market as a whole will expand considerably in 2016 and over the next few years. For organizations that are looking to invest in and adopt VoIP systems, it is important to know the key VoIP trends for 2016 and beyond. And as the cloud gets bigger and new technologies magically connect things to databases using the Internet of Things, vast populations in developing countries are seeing the world beyond their villages on the screens of mobile devices. Voice over Internet Protocol technology is the primary facilitator of this evolution, and it promises to continue to expand the way in which the world works. Especially for larger enterprises. In addition, as VoIP promise lower costs and happier customers, companies keep working on the technology and there are already new trends appearing for this year.
Face to Face Digital Conversations
Conference calls are being replaced by live video gatherings. Conferences in person, consume a significant amount of company resources to set up the physical space, connect multiple technologies and, sometimes, transport participants to and from the event. VoIP technology removes many of those costs and increases productivity by eliminating travel time and hosting all participants digitally. By shifting legacy analog telephony systems to the digital Internet, VoIP technology allows participants to attend from wherever they are using their personal devices to connect in real time.
Let Machines Do the Work
Digital devices are being connected to sensors embedded in simple and complex machines, freeing human resources to focus on other duties. The machines work automatically and can be reprogrammed as necessary, so employees can modify their work space from wherever they happen to be. Additionally, as the technology of voice recognition evolves, VoIP will allow you to command your machines using your voice from long distances. For more about Internet of Things Don Burns invites you to follow this Link
VoIP Domestic Fraud
Any organization using VoIP is at risk of experiencing a successful hacking attempt, which can lead to extensive, fraudulent charges on their monthly bill. In an era of high information security risks, organizations should have conversations with their vendors about these risks and the quick detection of successful hacking attempts to protect data.
Whether a particular business allows employees to bring their own device or issues them with specific work phones, enterprise mobility is here to stay. In today’s business world, employees need the ability to work and stay in touch with colleagues or customers regardless of their current location. Many phones today are more powerful than the computers of a decade ago. As smartphones and tablets become powerful enough to become standalone computing devices, they will soon be the centerpiece of an organization’s application ecosystem. Rather than being seen as an alternative, mobile VoIP applications will become the mainstay for employees. These will be the main trends for the VoIP industry in 2016 but there will likely be further innovations down the line. The growth of hosted VoIP contact centers over internal infrastructure will continue. In addition, the consolidation of VoIP service providers will also change the landscape of enterprise VoIP. As this year flows, this trends will continue to grow and we can expect more, and exciting breakthrough in VoIP technology.