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VoIP History

VoIP Call Termination is a phenomenon that is fast spreading across the globe among all age groups – from individuals to big and small businesses. It simply means providing a path or route through which voice can be transmitted.

In 1998 there were more milestones in the history of VoIP. Entrepreneurs began to recognize the potential of the technology and soon computer-to-phone and phone-to-phone connections were possible for making Voice calls over the Internet. The service was available using a phone at a provider’s location in North America only.

Now VoIP became more available to users at home instead of at a specific facility belonging to a provider. By the year 2000 more than 3% of voice calls were made over the internet using VoIP.

Today you can buy phones, SIP phones that are VoIP ready and need only an internet broadband connection. Many phone companies have begun to offer packages that include local and long distance VoIP calls. With the advent of broadband services sound quality has become parallel to regular land line phones for the first time in the history of voice over Internet protocol. And the number of people using VoIP is growing on and on.

Since Voice over IP telephony services has emerged as a growing trend the rates provided by various VoIP providers for Voice services tend to be very competitive.

Besides rates, stability of network and voice quality are other aspects that providers of call termination and end users should consider before purchasing minutes. ACD, ASR and ADD are the parameters on which the clarity of VoIP services should be judged.