How have VoIP phones grown over the last few years?
As VoIP phones have grown over the last few decades, so has the ability to expand and grow. Initially, VoIP was based on calling over the internet, but as our broadband speeds have increased and bandwidth allowance expanded we can now have calls via HD video (and audio). This crystal clear quality is almost like having the other person in the same room as you.
It is now slated to be the best performing industry of the 2010s due to the rapid expansion of the available and upcoming features. As it grew in the 90s and 00s, one of the negatives of using VoIP phones was the voice quality and reliability factors. Due to everyone not having sufficient internet capabilities, either at home or in the office, sometimes the quality of the other line depreciated poorly, or there would be drop outs due to the lack of bandwidth. As mentioned earlier however, now that broadband has improved substantially to fibre optic levels, so the chance of drop outs in calls or voice quality has become substantially smaller.
When all of these technological improvements come together, it means more people can enjoy the benefits of VoIP and the cost of running such services comes down considerably. It is now cheaper to have VoIP phones in your home or office than a regular landline phone in most cases. There’s less moving parts to worry about, all that is needed is a phone handset and an internet connection, and that’s it. No cables, wiring, engineer call-outs or complex installation processes.
The VoIP market is expected to have generated ~£56 billion in revenue by 2017. If you want to ensure you’re at the cutting edge of the latest technology for your office, you could do worse than upgrading your office telephony to VoIP phones and improve your finances and the efficiency of your staff.