It’s no accident that VoIP has become a $76 billion industry over the last few years, with an estimated revenue rise of 5% for next year.
It’s also already estimated that over 36% of small businesses use VoIP for their communication needs. And again this number is growing each year.
And it makes a lot of sense. Especially if you are a brand-new small business just starting out.
Right from the start you can save yourself a lot of extra hassle and expense by not needing any kind of traditional phone system. Nor will you even have to deal with the phone company at all. A huge savings, especially for businesses.
With VoIP, all of your communications are conducted over the Internet. This even includes wireless Internet. And VoIP can be used on any device that is able to hook up to the Internet. That can be anything from your cell phone to your tablet to your car.
And obviously the Internet is a necessity for any new business for any new business. So it’s wise to start out with something that your company needs, rather than building out your communications network on out dated and expensive technology.
Unlike when VoIP was introduced in the early 1990s, the technology has gone through so many innovations that today clarity and uptime are practically the same rates as a traditional hardline phone, one of the main reasons for its rise in popularity today.
And now when used in combination with the cloud, the amount of hardware and software in order to get started using a VoIP service for your communications network is practically nil. A massive savings, especially for a business startup.
So what do you need for a VoIP network?
The most important aspect of your entire network is the ability to connect to the Internet. That includes both uploading and downloading. So when deciding to use a VoIP network for your communications solutions, you need to make sure you have adequate bandwidth when it comes to your Internet connection.
If you’re using something like cable access for your Internet, this should be no problem. And if you are having problems, it’s super easy to upgrade to get to the bandwidth you need.
If you’re not sure just how much bandwidth you have, just give a call to your Internet service provider and find out what Internet package you currently have.
And don’t forget, it’s not just the amount of bandwidth you’re going to need for using VoIP, but also the maximum amount of bandwidth that any given time you or your company will be using simultaneously using not just VoIP, but any other Internet related activities including file downloading, document transfers or even watching those funny YouTube videos.
Another great aspect of using a VoIP network are the many add-ons you can also include at very reasonable prices that can make your company seem much more of a professional organization for a fraction of what these costs used to be. Here are just a few of them…
Voicemail, virtual receptionists, call forwarding, call recording, on-hold music, voicemail-to-email, conference calling, video conferring, instant messaging, call screening, missed alerts and call logs are just a few of the many features offered by most VoIP companies in business today.
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