The days of ISDN and the classic telephone system are numbered. By the end of 2018, Deutsche Telekom wants to convert all customers to Internet telephony. Although some providers still allow a grace period until 2022, companies should start now with their migration planning, because the future of VoIP is secure.
This allows a smooth transition to IP telephony
1. Do not upgrade an old telephone system.
Although it is possible to operate existing ISDN equipment temporarily via gateways and routers at an IP connection, however, this is not a future-proof solution. ISDN systems are discontinued models for which there will be no further development. Instead of investing in an interim solution that does not offer all the additional features of the new IP technology and can not keep up in the long run, it is better to set to a new pure IP system. Because the cost of upgrading the old system is not necessarily cheaper. Instead of buying and operating your own telephone system, it is also possible to source the telephony as a service from the cloud.
2. Choose soft migration of the new IP system for smooth business operation.
With the smooth migration of IP telephony to the existing system, both technologies are running in parallel. Only when everything is set up and all internal tests were successful, is completely converted to VoIP. This avoids the total failure of the telephone system during ongoing business operations.
3. Fast internet connection.
Make sure that you have a fast Internet connection that is specifically geared to IP telephony, otherwise the calls will stall or may tear down completely. The best way to discuss this is with the system installer, who can precisely match the telephone system you need and the bandwidth you need.
4. Have the peripheral devices checked.
Are there peripheral devices such as intercoms, doorbell or elevator to be integrated into the IP world?
With its high flexibility and scalability as well as helpful additional features, IP telephony offers many advantages in everyday business. Talk to us so that you are well prepared for the future of VoIP.