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A Closer Look at Business VoIP Protocols PART 3

May 11, 2017
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In our previous two blog posts we discussed the inner workings of business Voice over Internet Protocol and how Session Internet Protocol and H.323 works. Although Session Internet Protocol and H.323 are two of the most popular protocols in the industry, there are other options you can consider when signing up for a Voice over Internet Protocol network. This third and final article will reveal the less known protocols that Voice over Internet Protocol providers use to provide their communication services.

H.248

H.248 (which is also known as MEGACO) is another Voice over Internet Protocol that was created by Cisco Systems Inc. so they could have another option besides H.323. The company is a prominent technology company that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking products and services. H.248 is suitable for sending packets of information through Local-Area Network (LAN), Public Switched Telephone Network (PTSN) and other networks.

Call Agents

Another protocol for Voice over Internet Protocol is a Call Agent. They are used by Voice over Internet Protocol networks to send certain services to users. Call Agents can also which type of communications a telephone receives. Without a call agent, your telephone would not be able to have a dial tone.

Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)

The Media Gateway Control Protocol gives Voice over Internet Protocol providers the ability to send signals to different devices. It is best used as a gateway to transmit telecommunication services between an Internet Protocol network and the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP)

The Skinny Client Control Protocol was created by Selsius Systems. Sometimes people in the technical field refer to the protocol as simply SKINNY. The term refers to its simple offerings. Skinny Client Control Protocol uses a Central Call Agent if it wants to use more complicated call features.

Telephony Gateway

A Telephony Gateway is another Voice over Internet Protocol network. The gateway delivers data from a public switched telephone network to a Local Area Network. A telephony gateway allows organizations to send faxes and voicemail messages when they are online. The gateway also gives Voice over Internet Protocol providers the ability to control the signals and send packets of data information to different Voice over Internet Protocol users.

These are just some of the alternative protocols that Voice over Internet Protocol providers use to offer communication services. Session Internet Protocol and H.323 are the most widely used protocols in the Voice over Internet Protocol industry. Many large telecommunication firms are actively researching different ways to make the process more efficient. As they continually look for ways to advance the progress of Voice over Internet Protocol, users will benefit in the end from their ability to create innovative products. When providers and other key players team up to investigate new ideas, it will continue to take Voice over Internet Protocols to new heights. As it evolves over time it will eventually improve how companies communicate around the world.

For more information about how Voice over Internet Protocol can benefit your business, please contact us today by email or call us at (866) 814-1635. At Accelerated Connections Inc., we can create a customized telecommunications plan for your company based on your exact needs. You won’t have to worry about installing a Voice over Internet Protocol system since we will do all the heavy lifting for you. Our talented and experienced employees can analyze your organization’s current telecommunications platform and develop a Voice over Internet Protocol offering that is tailored for your organization. We also offer colocation and other managed IT services so you can get back to focusing on your core business.

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