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An Introduction To VoIP Part Three

In part two of this three part series we discussed analog vs. packet based communication. In this post we are going to talk about how VoIP services like Vonage enables data and voice to work together. We are going to get a little wonkish because we will also discuss what requirements IT departments need to think about when incorporating a VoIP solution.

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An Introduction To VoIP Part Two

In the first part of this three part series we talked a little about Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) which makes use of a different protocol to what most telephone services are using today. POTS is analog which means it sounds a lot like what you might actually hear when speaking with someone in the same room. That may sound great in theory but the reality is it is actually quite a big problem for networks which speak in packets (bits and bytes).

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How Vonage Works With Emergency Services

Some people have been holding on to their traditional land line phone because they want to have a phone that can connect to emergency services. These people have fibre optic internet services and wonder whether their phone is also running on fibre optic. So the question being asked is if they get rid of their […]

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Everyone’s Moving To VoIP

Consumers and small businesses that are looking to cut down on their monthly phone bills are probably considering a VoIP solution such as Vonage VoIP. VoIP basically enables people to communicate globally without spending a ton of cash on phone cards and international rates. The system has grown with the internet since its birth and […]

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An Introduction To VoIP Part One

By now everyone is familiar with the term Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP). Whilst you may be aware of the technology you have probably thought very little about its implications. In this series of blog posts we provide an introduction to the technology, discuss speed and quality benefits and finally we explore rapidly expanding VoIP capabilities.

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Make Sure You Are Secure With VoIP

If you have ever wanted to get rid of bloated telephone bills then obviously VoIP services such as Vonage are your answer. By plugging into the internet it simply bypasses the traditional world of telephony which relies on copper cabling. Whilst that has an advantage of opening up a whole new world of phone functions, it also represents the brand new opportunity for cyber criminals and hackers.

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Vonage Adds Functionality To Extensions App

Regardless of whether you are away on business or running errands, Vonage customers now have the ability to make and receive unlimited international and national calls using their home phone service anywhere they use their smartphone. This new inbound calling functionality is part of the Vonage Extensions App.

The functionality is different from call forwarding and instead enables shared use of a family’s home phone identity. What the app enables is calls made to the home phone number will also now automatically ring on mobile phones at the same time, so anyone in the household will be able to take the call.

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VoIP Subscribers Expected To Grow Rapidly Until 2020

According to a new report by Dublin based Research and Markets, the technological advancement in network infrastructure and demand for mobile communication services has resulted in increased demand for VoIP services by both businesses and consumers.

Trends such as bring your own device in the enterprise segment and diversification of telco service providers to VoIP services are all driving the adoption of VoIP technology. There has also been an intensification of competition between telco’s and ISP’s to offer the best solution which has provided incentive for VoIP service providers such as Vonage to provide bundled services in order to differentiate.

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VoIP Enhancement Makes It A Decent Alternative To Landlines

The survival of a business in the digital economy depends on its ability to reach clients across time zones. As mobile technology advances, the world is becoming more connected and this makes it even more important to stay in touch with potential partners. Even small companies have the ability to reach customers on the other side of the world.

The advent of VoIP services such as Vonage VoIP enables people to use their internet connection to make and receive calls without having to pay for a phone service. Whilst the system still has some flaws, it is constantly improving and offers a number of benefits in particular for small business.

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A Brief History Of VoIP

The introduction of VoIP technology was supposed to be the great disrupter that would completely change the way the telecoms industry worked. There was the expectation that we would abandon our existing telecoms companies and simply make use of the internet to make all calls.

This has proved harder than expected. Since the late 19th century when Alexander Graham Bell and Antonio Meucci both simultaneously invented the telephone system, the copper wire has been the bedrock of our telecommunications system.

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