All-IP voice network
An All-IP Voice Network uses internet protocol technologies to connect telephone calls and establish communication, much the same way computers use the internet to exchange information. All-IP Voice Networks allow you to leverage existing infrastructure to provision and use VoIP services to communicate.
How Bandwidth is involved with all-IP voice networks
An All-IP Voice Network is essentially a modern interpretation of the classic telephone network. Traditionally, nationwide telephony infrastructure is what we call the PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network) and connects voice communication using a circuit-switched network topology. Take yourself back to the days of operators sitting in front of large panels of open ports, operating a switchboard to connect two phone lines together by physically plugging them into one another; this is a circuit-switched network. In modern times, those operators have been replaced with complex computerized switches; but, in essence, they do the same work.
An All-IP Voice Network uses a packet-switched network topology. This means every component of a phone call is broken into tiny chunks called packets, and each packet can be routed on its own, seeking out its destination over a multitude of redundant connections and paths to be reconstructed on the other side. This allows greater optimization of the networks deployed to serve voice communications, allowing for less overall deployed equipment and more options for redundancy and reliability.
What are the benefits of Bandwidth’s all-IP voice network
In addition to the infrastructure benefits of an All-IP Voice Network, it also allows us to use cutting-edge technologies to expose more control and capability to users leveraging Bandwidth’s IP voice network for VoIP services. Fast, automated provisioning, quick failover and redundant routing for voice traffic, and nationwide access to phone numbers all over the country are just a few of those benefits.
Bandwidth provides services to our customers and implements leading-edge VoIP services using our nationwide IP Voice network.