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Businesses should implement VoIP services with consideration

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Internet telephone services are replacing traditional landlines in businesses across America because they are reliable, inexpensive and accommodate employees using their own devices.

Before implementing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, businesses should consider what features will best serve their needs.

 

Because VoIP uses the internet, it is essential that the company has a fast and reliable connection, according to The Los Angeles Times. Businesses should decide if they want software-based services, device-based services or a combination of both. VoIP technology is also affected by power outages, so sources of electricity should be efficient and dependable.

 

Business environments that lack strong internet connections may be concerned about using VoIP, but the technology is advancing to service those in remote areas, according to Resource Nation. These new technologies include a small connective box called the Mesh Potato, white spaces networking and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, reported the news source.

 

According to Channel Partners Telecom, businesses should not only understand VoIP technology, but should also use a provider that they trust. It is important to have a knowledgeable support system from the provider in case of problems, reported the source.