Many people do not have any imagination about VoIP. The task of this article is to consider what is VoIP at all, its technologies, software and billing.
What is VoIP?
This abbreviation means Voice over Internet Protocol. VoIP technologies include different technologies that give us possibility to use IP networks for voice applications of various types. For example, it may be voice instant messaging, telephony, teleconferencing etc. Many software developers think that VoIP technologies have great future because it has different solutions almost in every level of IP network. It may be voice applications for specialized application, like Skype, which is one of the most popular VoIP software, or quality measures of the lowest levels that allow to run those applications in a smooth way.
There is also such utterance as VoIP billing. This is a new concept and its application will allow you to save a lot of money on paying of your telephone bills.
VoIP and its applications
As it was mentioned above VoIP technologies include different technologies that give us possibility to use IP networks for voice applications of various types. This applications may include the following: telephone services, desktop applications and phone systems of corporate type.
At first, telephone services. This is a service that will allow you to save money on telephone billing, it was named VoIP billing.
The next applications is desktop applications. This service was named VoIP software. It will allow you to use different software from voice-chat which was loaded on your PC desktop to IP-based telecommunications networks, such as Mac, which are used in large corporations.
On the one hand, VoIP technologies is technology investment which will allow to develop a lot of streams that will make possible to get your own profit.
On the other hand, VoIP technologies will allow to simplify your corporate network and to make some improvements of telephony experience for users of network, this is a great advantage for enterprise network engineer.
For the home user, VoIP technologies is really great possibility to cut the charges on the old telephone bill.
Services based on VoIP
Many companies suggest voice calling services which are really cheap. This is realised with the help of your broadband connection. Some of the offer calling services even cheaper than $9.95 per month. This is allowed with the help of VoIP technologies. Providers of IP service over voice usually use the internet to transfer voice signals from their own networks up to the phone located at your home. That is why their bills are much more cheaper that bills of other companies, because VoIP telecommunication is not organised in that way like traditional telecommunication phone lines.
What is expected for VoIP in the future?
One of the new VoIP technologies is cell-phones based on VoIP. It is almost ready for application. It will allow people to avoid interruption of communication driving your car, entering your office and then the signal will be transmitted to your laptop using Wi-Fi network. This type of technology is already existing but it is not widely used.
There are also a lot of different VoIP technologies which are not very widespread today. But it is expected the great future for them.