For many, VoIP has many advantages over the traditional phone system. From cost to ease of use, people are turning to VoIP in large numbers, whether it’s for their home service, or business purposes. Perhaps the main reason for which people are so massively turning to VoIP technology is the price. VoIP is said to be cheap, but most people use it for free. Yes, if you have a computer with a microphone and speakers, and a good Internet connection, you can communicate using VoIP for free. This can also be possible with your mobile and home phone.
The growth of VoIP today can be compared to that of the Internet in the early 90’s. The public is getting more and more conscious of the advantages they can reap from VoIP at home or in their businesses.
Whether you are a home phone user, a professional, a corporate manager, a network administrator, an Internet communicator and chatter, an international caller or a simple mobile user, VoIP is probably involved. Check out what the blogs are saying, below:
Will ubiquitous VoIP lead Skype (and Microsoft) to victory?
Most people would agree that voice-over-IP (VoIP) services are pretty cool. Videophones are one of those future-tech staples used in movies for years and have since become a reality. Even without video, the ability to call someone cheaply or even for free, and likely with greater call clarity from your PC, tablet or smartphone over the internet is compelling. On the face of it, VoIP seems superior to landline or mobile phone services in almost every way, and yet, mysteriously, it has not taken off for the majority of people as their primary point of contact.
iTel Expands Network to Create the Largest Unified VoIP Footprint in Canada
iTel, a Canadian-based provider of unified communications solutions, announced completion of its IP network expansion today, boosting coverage from 940 to 1,049 service areas across Canada. With the addition of 109 new rate centres, the massive infrastructure build-out now gives iTel the largest VoIP footprint in Canada. The expansion will allow iTel to deliver new levels of high performance and redundancy, effectively meeting the increasing connectivity needs of today’s businesses.
Hosted VoIP Gains Ground
About a year ago, MSPmentor covered the debate between MSPs opting to pursue hosted VoIP services and those questioning whether such services offered the price/performance edge MSPs needed. A new report from Infonetics Research doesn’t necessarily settle the question of VoIP timing, but does depict a fast-growing hosted VoIP market. The Infonetics study says hosted PBX and unified communications service revenue climbed 33 percent in 2011, while the number of seats rose 44 percent. The uptick likely stems, at least in part, from the smallish base of hosted VoIP business customers.
Colocation America Targets Data Centers, VOIP Firms with Partnership Program
Web hosting and colocation provider Colocation America announced last week it has extended its channel partnership program to develop strategic alliances in various industries and to expand its ability to expand its service offerings.
The extension of the program will target companies within the data center industry, VOIP services industry, and new market ventures.
VoIP for Business
A few years ago, VoIP was the way a business could cut operating costs. Our office had its own pbx, running on open source software (Asterisk) and connected to VoIP as well as standard phones lines (PSTN). Later, we moved to a hosted solution. In this video, they discuss both on premise and hosted VoIP for business…