), a consultant group in the VoIP
industry, is reporting record-breaking profits for the first two quarters of 2007, far in excess of its original estimates. The company specializes in the installation and support of Asterisk (News
, and attributes its success to the rising popularity of Asterisk in the VoIP marketplace.
It has been shown that an Asterisk-based VoIP system can save the average small/medium business thousands of dollars. Ninety-nine percent of businesses with four or more land lines that have switched from conventional phones to Asterisk have saved more than 60 percent on monthly phone bills.
“The VoIP industry is just booming,” said Cullen Powell (News
), co-founder of MyVoIPConsultant. “With an estimated 10 million VoIP users in 2007 and a number expected to grow to 24 million by the end of 2008, you can get an idea of how well the industry has been treating us. The bottom line is [Asterisk] saves people money, and lots of it. Especially businesses. Everyone is switching to VoIP, and if they’re not they will eventually. You can say goodbye to your conventional phone systems. As for MyVoIPConsultant, we really didn’t expect to see these kinds of numbers and we’re just amazed at how successful the company has been. Watch out for us in 2008, because we’ll be rapidly expanding into new markets.”
With Asterisk, MyVoIPConsultant and companies like it are helping small and medium-sized businesses save money and improve efficiency. The turn-key solutions that they provide, such as Asterisk, are replacing traditional phone systems at an alarming rate.
Asterisk and similar services boast hundreds of features and often cost up to 80 percent less than conventional telephone services. In-call system menus, call transferring, distinctive rings, overhead paging, three-way calling and conference calling are just a handful of the many features offered by Asterisx.
Open-source, flexible, totally customizable, scalable and also widely supported, Asterisk has the ability to run a small, two-line system, or be the core of a 1000+ line call center. Simply put, Asterisk can completely replace the conventional system. Asterisk doesn’t require special lines or hardware. All Asterisk traffic is transferred over existing broadband internet connections in robust, digital audio.
It’s becoming more and more clear that Asterisk-based VoIP platforms are the wave of the future. Most insiders would not be surprised to eventually see the traditional telephone system completely eliminated among small and medium-sized business, in favor of Asterisk.
Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page.
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