Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
With the costs of running a business mounting, more and more companies are turning to VoIP, short for Voice over Internet Protocol, to trim telecommunications expenses and improve productivity.
VoIP technology is actually pretty sleek and enables voice conversations to be sent through the Internet. Specifically, sounds are compressed into data packets—just like the data in e-mail -- and then transmitted through a packet-switched network the Internet. With VoIP, voice and data are transmitted over the same cable and network and handled identically, which may be one of its most appealing advantages.
VoIP is also known as:
- IP Telephony
- Internet Telephony
- Broadband Telephony
- Broadband Phone
- Voice Over Broadband