VoIP Routers Can't Be Underrated

By Maurice Nagle, Senior Editor  |  July 20, 2021

The inauguration of VoIP as the preferred method of business communication has long passed. VoIP gateways, VoIP routers, and a wide world of UC/VoIP products and services are now available to drive operational transformation. Fulfilling the research requirements for selecting a modern communications solution falls somewhere between a dissertation and a Google (News - Alert) search.

Trusted partners can serve as a valuable resource for your vetting process. It is important that you leverage available resources to understand the VoIP solutions you are selecting, know how these components work together, and most importantly recognize the overall business impact of embracing unified communications.

In choosing a VoIP router, you are selecting a hybrid-networking device installed on-premises that enables advanced IP routing services combined with standard voice media gateway functions. VoIP routers are an impactful asset, offering the ability to manage such intra-company dialing plans as PSTN breakout for long-distance toll bypass between branch offices, and IP routing features such as access control list (ACL) and payload encryption.

Your VoIP router can deliver business continuity during network failure by providing PSTN fallback with voice-and-data survivability. The best VoIP router will support session initiation protocol (SIP) and H.323, as well as real-time protocol (RTP). It should also enable quality of service (QoS) mechanisms to ensure an exceptional end-user experience.

By deploying the right VoIP router, a business is gaining a versatile tool, capable of supporting countless use cases for firms turning to IP-based voice solutions. This VoIP skeleton key simplifies a rather complex transition, with truly transformational consequences.

The migration to VoIP is not an “if” but a “when” proposition across the globe. As your organization prepares for this evolution, we cannot underscore the importance of education enough. Transport Layer Security (TLS) matters, QoS matters, the WAN (wide area network) matters. Selecting the right VoIP router for your business promises set-it-forget-it reliability and stability. There’s something to be said for peace of mind.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle