IP telephony: How to benefit from the new technology

Gigaset IP phone
Gigaset IP phone

The future of the telephone network is called IP (Internet Protocol). With Internet telephony — also known as Voice over IP (VoIP) — calls are no longer transferred through the telephone line, but as digital data over the Internet via the router. Almost all fixed line providers are converting their connections to IP. One of the reasons for this is that IP-based connections are readily compatible with expansion plans for high-speed Internet access. The new IP technology also brings advantages to users. We show you how you can benefit from IP telephony.

Excellent HD sound with IP telephony

One key benefit for users of IP telephony is HD-Voice. The person you are speaking to sounds much more natural and can be understood more easily; this clarity is obvious when dictating numbers or names. A larger frequency range is transmitted, making this possible. However, a prerequisite of HD-Voice is that the phones on both sides of the connection must be equipped for broadband telephony.

IP telephony allows parallel calls and multiple numbers

Depending on the model of your phone, VoIP gives users the option of using multiple numbers per connection. For example, parents and children can make calls in parallel or hold telephone conferences – as long as their provider supports this feature. However, most routers are, in fact, already equipped for IP. You have an integrated base station with which you can easily register your cordless phone.

Making the most out of IP telephony with modern phones

You benefit most of all from the advantages of IP telephony by using modern phones. When you acquire a new handset, make sure it uses the CAT-iq standard, which enables HD-Voice, advanced power saving and eco modes as well as encryption on the wireless link to prevent eavesdropping by third parties. In addition, modern phones with VoIP client enable smartphone phonebook entries to be transferred. The new Gigaset HX universal handsets were especially developed for use with VoIP routers and are the perfect solution.

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