Very seldom in history does an opportunity arise where a market traditionally controlled and monopolized by large corporations becomes accessible to smaller organizations. Over the last 5 years, the traditional telecom companies and carriers share of the telephone market has shrunk significantly as upstart cellular and IP phone systems competitors continue to gain ground. It is now possible for the average person to become an entrepreneur of telecommunications.
VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is the fastest growing trend in telephony. Quickly defined, VoIP is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.
Conventional standard telephone lines are not using VoIP, are referred to as PSTN or the Public Switched Telephone Network. PSTN works on circuit switching. However, VoIP is Packet Switching. Packet Switching consists of data packets, or packets of information being carried across the Internet, from your computer or IP Phone systems to either other computers, IP Phone systems or the traditional PSTN network via a VoIP Gateway. A VoIP Gateway converts traditional PSTN voice circuits to VoIP and the reverse.
VoIP operates in different forms, one you may familiarize is that the VoIP service when you use an Instant Messaging program with voice on your computer, such as Skype. Another method of VoIP technology is to use a VoIP service provider for basic and complex PBX telephony needs. VoIP has revolutionized our way of communicating.
VoIP is important to life. For a monthly fee, you will receive hosted VoIP services, the same as you pay for your regular telephone services. A VoIP phone is like a regular phone except it uses high speed Internet to make calls at a fraction of the cost. IP phone system calls are actually free between different sites or offices of the same company.
Keeping the familiar phone system. Some businesses are somewhere in the middle of this revolution. With Talking Platforms you still have a money making solution to offer them. SIP Trunking allows a company to keep their old hardware based phone system, but replace the expensive analog or ISDN digital lines they are using today. This service alone can cut their monthly costs by up to 70%.