How VoIP has Evolved to its Current, Successful State
VoIP has made strides in the past two decades in terms of its capabilities and overall efficiency.
It’s intriguing to take a look back at how VoIP has changed and improved so dramatically since its creation and how currently many businesses couldn’t imagine working without it.
VoIP began as a system that worked computer to computer, and both users had to download the same software to access the same server. The users had to install sound cards on to their computers in addition to the use of external microphones. What a process this seems compared to where we are today with VoIP technology! During this stage, the sound quality and connectivity were incredibly poor.
As the technology evolved, eventually companies were able to offer computer to phone VoIP service, which gradually led to them being able to offer free calling services. The largest breakthrough came when VoIP technology was able to process and successfully send voice data packets to devices other than computers, thus making VoIP free of its computer dependency.
In the early 2000’s, broadband internet connection became more affordable, which helped VoIP services to become more qualitative and to compete directly with the sound and connection quality of a traditional telephone call.
Since these improvements were made, many providers have jumped to the opportunity to offer VoIP services to the masses. Many businesses have made the switch and have reaped the benefits of not being tied down by land-lines. As VoIP technology becomes more refined, with call quality surpassing expectations, it will soon be the go-to communication method for any rising business in the 21st century.
As VoIP is becoming more of the standard, providers are focusing on what types of unique features they can provide businesses to enhance their productivity and work flow. Some of these features include voice origination, predictive dialing, and even international toll-free numbers.
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