What is VoIP
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a general term for a family of transmission technologies for delivery of voice communications over IP networks such as the Internet or other packet-switched networks.
Internet telephony refers to communications services ?voice, facsimile, and/or voice-messaging applications ?that are transported via the Internet, rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The basic steps involved in originating an Internet telephone call are conversion of the analog voice signal to digital format and compression/ translation of the signal into Internet protocol (IP) packets for transmission over the Internet; the process is reversed at the receiving end.
VoIP systems employ session control protocols to control the set-up and tear-down of calls as well as audio codecs which encode speech allowing transmission over an IP network as digital audio via an audio stream. Codec use is varied between different implementations of VoIP (and often a range of codecs are used); some implementations rely on narrowband and compressed speech, while others support high fidelity stereo codecs.
How does VoIP phone system works?
The VOIP server is an IP PABX installed in your office, all IP phones link to your internal data network, you can make calls and transfer calls to any internal extensions. Outgoing and incoming calls will go through the internet to your selected VOIP provider then connect to any land line phone or mobile.