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How Flexible is VoIP?

Updated on September 6, 2010

VoIP

One of the most innovative thought of Humans resulted in the modern communication system and we all know that. Just think about a technology which is capable of further strengthening this communication and VoIP belongs to such a technology. Communication being the heart of any business, VoIP brings communication more closely than ever before.

VoIP is an innovative technology in the communication sector which defines a way of communication more than just a telephone call. It brings new meaning to that. It simply means Voice transmitted over a computer network. VoIP is really a cool facility which you can access our VoIP account using an ordinary telephone, laptop or desktop computers. VoIP is more advanced and flexible than the ordinary communication systems and facilities.

VoIP, Voice Over Internet Protocol, means voice transmitted over a digital network. It is often pronounced as voyp.  It just makes use of Internet Protocols (IP) to bring you an enhanced communication facility. It is more than just calling or receiving. VoIP integrates a lot of other features like video conferencing and more. The enhanced calling features included in the VoIP facility are Vemail or Voice-email, web surfing and more. Now a day, VoIP has started replacing traditional technologies of communication. Application layer is the major difference between VoIP and traditional way of communication.

VoIP makes use of the following protocols.  They are NTP (Network Transfer Protocol), RTP (Real-time Transfer Protocol) and RTCP (Real-time transport Control Protocol). These are combined to deliver the VoIP packets. It also differs in transport layer also. VoIP has to be taken into consideration when it comes to Quality of Service (QoS). One of the largest drawbacks of VoIP was the quality of service. VoIP service which uses a DSL is said to be of desired quality. The major factors which affect quality of service of VoIP are poor compression, network delay and signal attenuation.

The best thing about VoIP is that the amount of money you can save up on telephone bills. It is easy to use and really inexpensive. You will be able to call or send messages using VoIP services. For those who have a telephone connection already, you can just integrate VoIP on to it.   

The major disadvantages of VoIP are the absence of a standard protocol, traffic problems, etc.  Even then it is considered as a great innovation in the filed of communication.

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