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Worldwide telephone operators are battling to come out on top after new regulatory decisions on VoIP usage.

The Business Record claims that key telephone companies are working as hard as possible to find suitable conditions. One example is AT&T, a firm that has been actively campaigning for the continuation of VoIP deregulation, knowing that it will enable more consumers to do away with conventional copper lines and switch to the technology.

Today’s method of communication sees calls being made over the internet, with many reasons behind both individuals and businesses opting to go down this route. The main advantage lies in the ability to save money, with personal and business VoIP call rates being typically far less expensive. However, there are also other advantages, such as quality and reliability.

The fact that VoIP is deregulated is currently being discussed in the US with some businesses pushing hard for it in order to increase uptake. Deregulation aside, however, numerous companies have woken up to the advantages that IP telephony offers.

Ex Democratic congressman, Rick Boucher, recently spoke on the topic of VoIP, referring to conventional telephony as “old technology”. Landlines are often unable to provide productivity and efficiency to the degree that VoIP can.

Therefore, it isn’t a surprise to see that so many firms are looking to switch to business VoIP in order to improve performance and save money. With so many advantages and little to lose, businesses should begin thinking about making the change sooner rather than later.

The biggest benefit of VoIP may be that it isn’t an expensive investment and needs little in terms of money or time to maintain. Therefore, it is an ideal feature for businesses that don’t wish to invest too many resources in looking after their telecommunications systems.

Callum Byrnes