Setting up a business VOIP network is quite different from setting up a home VOIP network which is as easy as downloading and installing VOIP software such as Skype or something similar.
Setting up VOIP for business is a completely different ball game and it requires careful planning and the availability of true broadband internet. You would also need to have a power backup solution – one that will need to consider the ground realities of your location.
VOIP (Voice over IP) makes use of internet to send and receive audio/video. How much data carrying capacity you will require (broadband) will depend on how many telephone lines you plan to connect to VOIP Network.
Broadband for Voice and Video
A single clear DVD quality audio / video link without time gaps or delays requires at least 500 Kbps bandwidth. But if you are looking for HD quality audio / video link then you need roughly 1.5 Mbps. Multiplying this figure by 1.5 times the number of telephone lines you require. The figure you arrive at will be the total bandwidth your VOIP network will require.
Broadband for voice only VOIP Network
A single, voice only telephone connection requires just 100kbps for crystal clear audio. You could further reduce the bandwidth by two-thirds by using compressed audio. The quality of the audio will depend on the compression software being offered by the service provider.
Over-compensate the Broadband Requirement
Broadband speed is never constant. There are peak periods and lean periods. On a shared network, expect broadband speeds to drop by as much as 30% to 40% during peak periods. It is therefore a good idea to over-compensate the broadband requirement by 50% for your new VOIP network.
The router is a piece of hardware that acts as the link and traffic controller for your computers and VOIP network. It connects your VOIP equipment to your broadband.
Always select a branded, top-of-the line, industrial strength router. Cheap routers will not only fail within months of installation, they are also easily hacked into. Also, cheap routers may not be fully compatible with your VOIP network resulting in less than ideal audio and video clarity. Your VOIP service provider is the best go-to company for advice on the best router for your VOIP network.
For best results, we recommend a separate broadband and routers for your Computer support Petersburg. These should work independent of your regular Wifi / broadband network.
There are several options available including digital IP phones, Soft phones, Wifi Phones, Analog telephone adapters etc. Their function is the same; to facilitate a telephone conversation using the VOIP network. Each only differs in features and how the connection is technically achieved.
Setting up a business VOIP network seems easy enough but only if you are experienced and know the trade. Your competitors are constantly seeking ways and means of spying on your business. An unprofessional IT Business Support will not only be glitch prone, it will make the hacker’s task easy. Choose a VOIP service providers such as BELNIS.com – they have the know-how and the experience to make your VOIP network secure, productive and glitch-free.