"Companies like Nortel and Avaya are aggressively
introducing new VoIP products to the SME market. It may be
too late. They're racing against a group of young companies
with products that specifically address the infrastructure
limitations of SME's. Potentially, they are category
-- George Goodall, Info-Tech research analyst, in
a recent statement
Not really new, but tried-and-true. Universities -
organizations that have more brains than money - have been
using VoIP for voice communication for nearly a decade. For
more than a century, all phone calls have been made
basically the same way. You picked up the phone and accessed
the public switched telephone network. Each and every call
is connected by a dedicated set of wires that stays in use
for the entire length of the call — until someone
hangs up. That all began changing during the past decade.
During this time, engineers started to convert telephone
conversations into data packets — small chunks of
digital data exactly like those that PCs use to communicate.
Once the voice conversation is converted into packets,
telephone conversations could be transported anywhere that
computer data packets could go — including the
Internet. A new concept was hatched. These IP based voice
technologies have been developed and implemented in
thousands of locations, and offer great feature
functionality and a substantial reduction in cost over
proprietary solutions from the traditional voice vendors.
We call this world, the world of Internet telephony.
Sometimes called VoIP (for Voice over Internet Protocol),
Internet telephony removes the traditional boundaries of the
past 100 years. Now phone calls are no longer limited to
just the telephone network. Through the amazing
technological advancements and the Internet, a whole new
world of business opportunity presents itself to the
intelligent business owner.
We understand what it takes to start and grow a business,
and how to support fellow entrepreneurs. Your business needs
reliable and affordable connectivity to the Internet and
voice communication, and you want to buy it from people that
will talk with you, advise you, and answer the phone when
you call. Plus - can save you money. Now and every month.
Clearly, implementing IP technology is the direction of the
carriers and enterprise customers because of its cost
characteristics, its efficiencies and its applications -
both implement able now and offered in the future.