Voice over IP Networks: Ensuring Quality through Proactive Link Management
Voice over IP network projects are critically dependent on their ability to communicate with external sources, enabling and delivering the promise of extended features combined with lower cost of ownership. To achieve this, organizations need to plan to meet user demand and telecommunications links to ensure that the available bandwidth will enable optimal operations. To maximize VoIP projects, tools like traffic prioritization are key components, especially on mixed WAN configurations where both voice and data are used simultaneously on the same links. Multi-site configurations with multiple PBX servers need to consider resilience as a best practice, where multiple links will ensure point to point consistency. With multiple sites performing voice activities, the ability to transfer calls to a secondary site is critical should link failures or link saturation disrupt communications.