ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The face of VoIP - Different types of Implementations

Updated on May 30, 2014
Hosted VoIP Implementations
Hosted VoIP Implementations

VoIP and TCO

Enterprise IT products are rarely simple and many organizations find that they need to customize a product to suit their needs. In this regard, VoIP is no exception - even after a company chooses to use VoIP systems, many other network related options need to be considered.

One such decision that has to be made early on is the type of VoIP system to be implemented. At the most basic level, VoIP can be implemented through SIP trunking or as a hosted service. Generally a company chooses SIP trunking when it already has the required equipment such as IP PBXs or when those devices need to be replaced. IP technology is used to connect the internal digital or analog PBX to the voice service company (which may be a telco or VoIP provider). This type of implementation offers lower total cost of ownership, greater control and enhanced security when compared to hosted services.

Types of SIP Implementations

A typical SIP trunk can be implemented in one of 2 ways: centralized or distributed. As the name suggests, in a centralized model only the headquarters or data center has an SIP trunk to the phone service company. All other offices and work locations are connected to the hub which offers simplified network management as well as higher utilization of bandwidth. However, if the central hub goes down it will take the entire communication system with it. A distributed model on the other hand allows individual offices to maintain separate SIP trunks to local service providers. It provides greater flexibility, low latency and more control at the expense of having multiple hardware.

Hosted business VoIP services are similar to other hosted IT services such as email. Apart from the actual handsets, there is little to no equipment on the customers’ premises. The VoIP vendor typically provides all management features through a web-based console and is responsible for security, uptime, network optimization etc. Essentially, an organization cedes control over the voice network to a third-party in return for lower risk and expenses.

Managed VoIP - Factors to Consider

Managed VoIP is yet another option available for midsize businesses. An organization may choose to purchase IP PBXs and install them in their own office but outsource the management of the VoIP network to an outside vendor. The vendor may provide simple logistics support in case of additions or moves but in many cases is fully responsible for the equipment throughout its lifecycle. Selecting the specific type of implementation depends on unique factors facing a business at a particular time.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)