Given that SIP telephony and VoIP technology are not currently under the same governmental limitations and taxations as regular telephony, there is no better time to migrate to a business VoIP solution. The concepts of VoIP for residential use and VoIP for small business use are relatively the same, with one major exception. Depending on the size of the business, a T1 line is often required to maintain effect service. While VoIP allows for the amalgamation of both voice and data onto a single network, a T1 line allows for the amalgamation of both VoIP and Internet. Many will argue that this means that the VoIP provider and the Internet Service Provider must essentially then be the same company, when in fact they are two entirely different entities sharing the same input line.
However, this changes when 4 or more VoIP lines are required. In such cases, the VoIP service provider will take steps to enhance and optimize the Internet service thus reducing latency, jitter and static since traditional Internet service may not be fully capable of handling such complexities.
SIP telephony in business use is often considered to be dynamically allocated. Since VoIP is the merger of both voice and data Internet connectivity can become slowed. Through dynamic allocation voice packets take precedence, but the Internet speed reaches optimum potential when fewer people are on the phone.
A momentous advantage in the use of corporate VoIP platforms is its undisputed capacity when used in telework environments. There are times when it will be necessary for employees to work from outside of the office location. In the past remaining connected and being able to access the company telephony system has always proved to be an issue. With the use of a small business VoIP solution employees are able to connect to the business telecom system from any vicinity that is within reach of a high speed broadband Internet connection. With the use of a VoIP phone, or even a WiFi laptop and softphone combination, employees are able to convert any location into a virtual office with ease. This provides them with the ability to access and utilize all of the business phone features, such as; outside lines, paging, voicemail, faxing and even extensions and call routing.