VoIP (Voice Over IP)

VoIP (Voice Over IP) - Definition

Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or via any other IP-based network.

Companies providing a VoIP service are commonly referred to as providers, and protocols which are used to carry voice signals over the IP network are commonly referred to as Voice over IP or VoIP protocols. Some cost savings are due to utilizing a single network to carry voice and data, especially where users have existing under utilized network capacity that can carry VoIP at no additional cost. VoIP to VoIP phone calls are sometimes free, while VoIP to public switched telephone networks, PSTN, may have a cost that is borne by the VoIP user.

Enterprises use VoIP to create IP Telephony systems, which are an alternative to the legacy, proprietary PBXs.

VoIP (Voice Over IP) - Synonyms

VoIP; Voice over Internet Protocol; Voice over IP; IP Telephony; Internet Telephony; Broadband telephony; Voice over Broadband, VoBB; VoIP solutions; Voice over IP solutions; VoIP solution; Voice over IP Solution; Voice over IP Technology; Voice Over IP Equipment

VoIP (Voice Over IP) - Related Links

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