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VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a modern approach to making and receiving calls. Traditionally, voice calls have been made over the public switched telephone network (PSTN); however, VoIP calls are made via the internet. You won’t need several phone lines because of this. To make and receive VoIP calls, all you need is a broadband connection.

The use of VoIP by businesses is becoming more popular. 70% of business owners want to switch from their traditional on-premises PBX to a VoIP-based telephone system. VOIP 0800 or 0508 numbers function in the same way as regular 0800 or 0508 lines, but you get PBX-like services for free, which you can administer through a web-based interface. ‍


Voice Via LTE (Long Term Evolution) is VoIP delivered over a mobile network. VoLTE uses your mobile phone and a 4G/3G data connection, whereas VoIP uses your broadband or fixed-line. LTE is the technical name for data access through a mobile network.

Mobile softphones are the most popular usage of VoLTE nowadays. Many VoIP phone systems provide mobile capabilities, allowing employees to carry their phone system with them on the go via a mobile app as their business phone. This feature is powered by VoLTE technology and a cloud-based phone system.


VoIP is becoming more popular.

Businesses are increasingly using VoIP to make phone calls in 2019. The amount of VoIP calls made in the UK is increasing as more organisations migrate to a cloud-based telephone system. In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in VoIP traffic. That isn’t to say that VoLTE isn’t common; many firms use it to communicate with employees who are out and about and on the road. ‍

VoLTE is only available on mobile devices.

VoLTE is used on mobile devices, while VoIP is used on desk phones and computers. It’s likely the most significant distinction between the two. VoLTE cannot be used by devices that do not have a SIM card because it uses your GSM or cellular data connection. VoLTE is available on mobile phones and some tablets that have LTE capabilities. Many firms have VoIP-enabled desk phones and PCs in their offices, but not VoLTE. ‍

VoIP is a more dependable option.

Another distinction between VoIP and VoLTE is the level of dependability. Although recent infrastructure enhancements have made the UK’s mobile network stronger than ever, black spots still exist, particularly in more rural areas. Because VoLTE relies on a “good” connection to the cell network, this makes it less reliable (such as a 3G or 4G connection). VoIP requires a fixed line, which is more dependable in most cases, especially with fibre optic broadband. ‍


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VoIP and VoLTE can help you improve your telecommunications. Both VoIP and VoLTE can save your company money, and time, and improve your telecommunications. Get in touch with us at Cloud Edge today to see how our systems can help your business.