VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

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What is VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)?

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. It works by converting analog audio signals into digital data packets that are transmitted over the Internet and then converted back into analog audio signals at the receiving end.

VoIP has several advantages over traditional telephone systems, including:

  • Lower costs: VoIP calls are typically cheaper than traditional telephone calls, especially for long distance or international calls.
  • Flexibility: VoIP allows users to make and receive calls from any device that is connected to the Internet, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
  • Additional features: VoIP systems often come with a range of additional features, such as voicemail, call forwarding, and conference calling, which are not typically available with traditional telephone systems.

VoIP is widely used for both personal and business communications, and it has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional telephone systems in recent years. It is important to note that VoIP calls may be subject to delays, interruptions, and other issues that can affect the quality of the call, depending on the quality of the Internet connection and other factors.

See Also

  1. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)
  2. Unified Communications
  3. Internet Telephony
  4. PBX (Private Branch Exchange)
  5. Softphone
  6. QoS (Quality of Service)
  7. VoIP Gateway
  8. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication)
  9. VoIP Security
  10. Codec