Your Guide to Troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol

The sensitivity of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) to delay and packet loss, compared with other network applications such as e-mail services, presents a big challenge. But if you have a basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics that VoIP monitoring tools can provide, you increase your ability to run your network smoothly. Learn about the statistics and metrics you need to maximize your VoIP use.

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VoIP Introduction

VoIP uses internet protocol data packets to transfer voice, fax, and other data over the shared network, rather than the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN), which is based on copper wires carrying analog voice data over the dedicated circuits. VoIP, in contrast to PSTN, uses what is called packet-switched telephony, whereby the voice information travels to its destination in individual network packets across the Internet that are assembled and then converted to voice. Learn the... Read More

Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems

Phone systems are the communications lifeblood of all businesses, but can be limiting in several ways. This is certainly true for legacy telephony, where phone systems were not just expensive but inflexible. They did a great job with telephony service, but created a centralized environment that posed challenges for businesses looking to expand beyond their four walls.

The "Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems" guide explains how hosted voice over internet... Read More

Cloud VoIP Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

Contact centers benefit any company whose employees spend a lot of time talking with customers on the phone, whether through incoming sales or service calls or through outgoing sales calls; therefore, this helps companies deal with large numbers of customers more effectively. Until cloud voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) came along, contact centers were available only to the largest companies with hundreds of agents. Now the same capabilities are available to companies of every size.

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Monitoring and Managing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

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