13 Facts About VoIP


Steps and principles involved in originating VoIP telephone calls are similar to traditional digital telephony and involve signaling, channel setup, digitization of the analog voice signals, and encoding.

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VoIP provides a framework for consolidation of all modern communications technologies using a single unified communications system.

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VoIP phone is necessary to connect to a VoIP service provider.

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For example, in the United States, the Social Security Administration is converting its field offices of 63,000 workers from traditional phone installations to a VoIP infrastructure carried over its existing data network.

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VoIP allows both voice and data communications to be run over a single network, which can significantly reduce infrastructure costs.

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VoIP devices have simple, intuitive user interfaces, so users can often make simple system configuration changes.

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VoIP solutions aimed at businesses have evolved into unified communications services that treat all communications—phone calls, faxes, voice mail, e-mail, web conferences, and more—as discrete units that can all be delivered via any means and to any handset, including cellphones.

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However, the responsibility for ensuring that the VoIP system remains performant and resilient is predominantly vested in the end-user organization.

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Standards for securing VoIP are available in the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol and the ZRTP protocol for analog telephony adapters, as well as for some softphones.

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Public Secure VoIP is available with free GNU software and in many popular commercial VoIP programs via libraries, such as ZRTP.

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VoIP has drastically reduced the cost of communication by sharing network infrastructure between data and voice.

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In January 2018, internet service providers in UAE blocked all VoIP apps, including Skype, but permitting only 2 government-approved VoIP apps.

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VoIP technology has increased Federal security concerns because VoIP and similar technologies have made it more difficult for the government to determine where a target is physically located when communications are being intercepted, and that creates a whole set of new legal challenges.

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