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Leverage global VoIP for cost savings

Discover how global VoIP can connect people across the world and help you save on your communication solutions.

Emily Wynne
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VoIP has revolutionized the way businesses around the world communicate with their customers, partners and employees. It’s an efficient, cost-effective way to communicate over long distances, allowing businesses to save money on international calls, reduce telecom costs and become more agile in the global marketplace. What’s more, trends show that the global VoIP market is projected to grow at a rapid pace. In this blog post, we’ll explore what global VoIP is, and how your business can leverage it for cost savings.

What is global VoIP?

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is a technology that allows voice and multimedia to be sent over the internet instead of through legacy infrastructure—like the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), the traditional method of “landline” or cellular communications.
Using VoIP globally means the end user leverages VoIP technology to connect end points across the world. Global VoIP allows international long-distance calls to be made over the internet, providing significant cost savings compared to traditional international calling services. With global VoIP, businesses can communicate with customers or team members located in other countries without having to worry about costly international call charges.
It's a highly cost effective solution for businesses, as it leverages the power of the internet to route calls. Global VoIP enables users to send and receive phone calls, faxes and voicemails over the internet at a fraction of the traditional price, which means it’s a great way for global businesses to save on voice communications costs.

Benefits of global VoIP

By transitioning their existing voice operations from traditional telephone systems to VoIP, businesses can enjoy a host of benefits, from cost savings to dynamic features that can improve customer experience. These advantages can be used to improve customer satisfaction and communication with customers, as well as reduce operational costs and enable businesses to reach a larger audience. It’s worth noting that the quality of VoIP calls is usually just as good as—or even better than—traditional phone networks. Dynamic E911 even ensures that VoIP is a reliable and accurate means of communication during emergencies.

Cost savings

Calls made over a VoIP network are generally priced lower than those made over traditional phone lines. This cost savings is further increased by the fact that VoIP offers free international calling and long distance rates are much lower than those of traditional phone networks.
Due to the internet-based nature of VoIP, global VoIP also eliminates the need for businesses to pay for extra lines or equipment, as the service is operated online, allowing businesses to streamline their costs.

Flexible communication

A global VoIP network gives businesses the flexibility to establish reliable connections and communications links to, from and between any part of the world. With VoIP, companies can take advantage of increased call quality and scalability, plus lower prices. Businesses can easily integrate multiple VoIP accounts and features—such as video conferencing and advanced call routing—into their existing communication infrastructure.
Whether it's to communicate with customers and business partners in other countries, or to branch out and establish international offices, a global VoIP network can help businesses do more with less money.
Global VoIP offers businesses the flexibility to increase their reach and employ remote employees or support a geographically dispersed team. Employees can stay connected in real time no matter where they are, while businesses can benefit from a consistent, reliable communication link without having to invest in extra hardware.
Additionally, VoIP allows businesses to easily handle increased and varied customer volumes, ensuring that calls are answered promptly and efficiently and that customer service requests are managed with speed and reliability. This helps build customer trust and loyalty to your business, ultimately translating into cost savings.

Increased productivity

VoIP can help businesses increase productivity by allowing them to better manage their communication operations. Through advanced call routing, businesses can assign and prioritize calls more efficiently, enhancing their customer service. With global VoIP, companies can make and receive calls around the world with little to no latency, making it easier to have remote meetings and collaborate with colleagues in other countries.
Here are a few examples of how global VoIP can increase productivity across industries:
  • Retail: Retail staff can quickly check in with customers and vendors on any device, anywhere they are. This helps streamline communication and makes it easier to stay connected with customers and vendors in real time.
  • Education: Teams of educators can collaborate more effectively, creating a better experience for both educators and students. Teachers can easily connect with other teachers from different schools, or use video conferencing to connect with classrooms in other cities, states or countries.
  • Customer service and sales: Call centers, sales agents, and all sorts of customer-facing teams can more easily provide necessary resources, such as customer service and technical support across global time zones.

Improved quality of service

VoIP allows businesses to enjoy high-quality voice and video conversations by using packet switching technologies such as VoLTE and 802.11 standards. This ensures that businesses can communicate in real time without delays or disruptions. It’s also important to select the right audio codec (and to partner with a VoIP provider, like Telnyx, that allows you to do so).
With VoIP, businesses can enjoy features such as crystal clear voice call quality, low latency, and fewer dropped calls, which is especially important for customer service-centric organizations, who rely on reliable and clear quality conversations with their customers.
Here are two examples of how global VoIP can improve quality of service across industries:
  • Hospitality: Global VoIP can benefit businesses in the hospitality industry that need to keep in touch with customers and staff on a global scale. Hotels and restaurants can use global VoIP to maintain customer relationships by providing a consistent level of service and a reliable connection with customers.
  • Retail: Retail customer service teams can benefit from better quality calls that allow them to provide efficient, top-notch customer service experiences.
Global VoIP can improve employee communication and collaboration, enabling employees in different locations to collaborate more easily and make decisions faster. By leveraging this technology, businesses can experience faster customer support and better collaboration between employees, improving overall customer experience and satisfaction.

Challenges of global VoIP

While global VoIP offers numerous benefits, it also comes with its own set of challenges.

Security risks

Businesses must ensure that their VoIP networks remain secure, as they are vulnerable to hacking, malware and other cyber threats. Businesses should take steps to ensure their VoIP networks are secure, such as implementing an authentication system and encrypting their networks. Most security risks can be managed through robust security protocols, but there are still risks to consider.
Global VoIP traffic is typically sent over an open, public network which can be vulnerable to malicious third parties trying to gain access to personal information. This is especially true when data is being transmitted between countries, as many countries have less strict rules in place to protect data privacy. To ensure data security, businesses need to implement strong encryption and authentication protocols such as TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol).
VoIP networks can also be vulnerable to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. These attacks can cause significant disruption to VoIP services, as well as potentially stealing user data or disrupting commercial operations.
Finally, VoIP networks, like other voice communications, can be vulnerable to toll fraud, which is when a malicious third party makes unauthorized calls for financial gain. To prevent toll fraud, businesses should use number portability verification procedures and have a clear policy in place for reporting fraudulent activity.

Interoperability

Businesses must ensure that their networks and protocols are compatible with a variety of other networks and protocols in order to ensure seamless communication between different providers. This means that they must be interoperable with existing communication infrastructure, such as landline and mobile networks operated by different companies.
For example, a VoIP network may need to be able to connect with the PSTN or ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), or with cellular networks operating across different frequency bands. In addition, protocols such as SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and H.323 must be supported in order for VoIP networks to be able to communicate with other similar networks.
Without proper interoperability, businesses may not be able to take full advantage of the cost savings and improved quality of service offered by VoIP.

Network reliability

Businesses must ensure that their global VoIP networks are reliable, as any disruptions can cause significant delays and disruptions in communication.
To ensure network reliability, businesses should employ redundant systems, or choose a provider, like Telnyx, that uses multicloud infrastructure to ensure redundancy. Redundant systems are systems that are in place to take over if one system fails. This ensures that the network remains functional even in the event of a system failure. Businesses should maintain their networks regularly to ensure that they are up to date with the latest technology and remain reliable. Regular maintenance can help resolve any issues that could arise with the network.
By using redundant systems and maintaining their networks regularly, businesses can ensure that their global VoIP networks are reliable and up to date. This will help to ensure that disruptions and delays in communication are minimized and that businesses can continue to benefit from cost savings associated with global VoIP.



Global VoIP is an efficient and cost-effective way for businesses to communicate and collaborate both locally and globally. By leveraging this technology, businesses can reduce their communication costs and streamline their operations. With its flexibility and scalability, global VoIP is the perfect communication solution for businesses of any size.
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