Unified Communications Connecting and leveraging VOIP islands:
Connecting and leveraging VOIP islands
VoIP or IP networks were not meant to exist on an island connected to the mainland via the PSTN. The beauty and benefit of an IP network over traditional PSTN networks is that they can bypass the complexity and limits of the PSTN and connect directly to other, more efficient and technically superior networks – IP networks. Yet so many organizations continue to create VoIP islands within their networks, tragically hindering the benefits and value of a true peer-to-peer VoIP network.
Bringing together data, voice and multimedia services over an IP network from end to end translates to cost savings, improved quality, functions and network features. There are, however, challenges to skirting the PSTN altogether. In this series, you'll learn about the pitfalls of VoIP islands; the challenges associated with moving away from partial or total reliance on a PSTN; and ultimately how to get the most from your IP network.