4G Technology and VoIP: Paving A New Future For Business
The History of VoIP
Several years ago, people first began to hear of VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol). It sounded like a good idea and many people jumped on the band wagon to try it. Most found themselves disillusioned in a very short amount of time.
It turned out that Voice over Internet Protocol was not the miracle that it was supposed to be. Calls were dropped more often than they were successful. At times, audio was so garbled that it was impossible to make out what was being said on the other end of the conversation.
Gradually, people stopped trying to use it as a valid form of conversation.
Technology Always Improves
The good news was that the technology of VoIP seemed to evolve just as almost every other technology has done. Improvements were made in audio quality and the connection. Gradually, people began to tentatively give VoIP technology another chance. Little by little, they found out they were pleasantly surprised.
Call quality had improved. Dropped calls were the exception, not the rule. Finally, the technology of VoIP could be used for everyday communications. Various companies began to spring up,offering VoIP phone services at a fraction of the cost of traditional phone lines.
4G Technology Enters The Ring
Before this point, 3G was considered the standard for mobile device connection. It was such as improvement from the previous service that it seemed to be a miracle technology.
In the past few months, 4G technology has changed all of that. The technology of 4G can move more data at a higher rate of speed. It is sometimes considered up to 10 times faster than the 3G technology.
Mobile Service Providers Take Notice
With all of the advantages of 4G technology, most mobile service providers knew it would be foolish not to offer the service. The most innovative mobile phone manufacturers scrambled to make sure their latest phones would include the ability to utilize the new 4G technology.
The improved VoIP technology provided additional benefits. By combining the advantages of these two technologies, mobile service providers will be able to offer service that surpasses anything that has been seen prior to this time.
The Future For Business
No one can say for sure what effect these technologies might have on the world of business. However, it could cause some major changes.
In the past, mobile devices have been limited. They are not able to do many of the times that can be done with standard computers. Part of the reason for this is because the connection speed would not allow enough resources. With the combination of 4G technology and improved VoIP services, mobile devices may be able to perform at the same level as standard computers.
Business employees might be able to do most of their work outside the office, from their mobile devies. Video teleconferencing might become a standard for businesses. The higher quality phones and connection speeds would allow for successful video conferencing.
No one can say for sure what will happen. All we know is the future holds a world of promise.