The term Internet Protocol telephony is also known as IP Telephony specifically refers to the provisioning of communications services such as voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging over the Internet. IP telephony refers to any phone system that utilizes an internet connection to send and receive voice data. Unlike a conventional telephone that uses landlines to transmit analog signals, IP phones connect to the internet via a router and modem. In IP Telephony solutions the communication is provided via Internet using the open standards-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) over an IP-based network.
IP Telephony with its multi-party calling capabilities offers various advantages and additional features over the traditional phone systems. Enterprises both large, small and midsize business (SMB) often need a separate conference call provider that facilitates many people to join the same call. Business VoIP providers include robust conference calling features built right into their service. VoIP installation is simple — just a router, modem, and a phone. It’s easy enough to do yourself.