Over 2 decades ago the now fast growing trend of VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol – was almost non-existent. However in recent years this new method of telecommunications has experienced significant growth. Developed back in the 90’s primarily as a work around for cheap long distance calls it is rapidly becoming the go to solution for all businesses looking for a cheaper, more sustainable solution.
VoIP works by transferring the voice data between 2 specific IP addresses. It does this by breaking down the signals into pieces of data small enough to be transmitted. They then reform at the receiving end to the original state creating the whole voice.
Initially, VoIP was mainly used by individuals and IT companies who were technologically advanced enough to know about it, and also know how best to use it with the accompanying drawbacks in its earlier years of uptake.
Since then, things have come a long way in the world of VoIP. There are now many companies the world over who rely solely on VoIP as their phone system of choice.