When you opt for VoIP from a telecommunications services provider, the next most-advised step is to set up a customized QoS (Quality of Service) to ensure jitter-free calls, HD voice quality, and high speed internet that lacks the most common problems faced by users. When you’re talking about a business, you really want to consider configuring the settings that will ensure the best experience from your VoIP connection.
So, what exactly is QoS?
Quality of Service, commonly referred to as QoS, is basically a service that prioritizes certain data traffic by slowing ‘less important’ data packets down. The important packets then reach their destination as quickly as possible. The service with the higher priority gets to pass through the router first, lowering the delay that it might experience without VoIP Quality of Service set up.
Business internet service providers offer the perfect combinations that suit your specific needs, carefully measuring the required bandwidth, data load, and other key factors that play a great role in determining the overall quality of your internet connection.
Here are some DIY tips you can try out that can work wonders in terms of the performance of your VoIP network:
- Make sure your software is updated. Sometimes a bug in the system may be the cause of a slow and turbulent user experience, that is eliminated as soon as an upgrade rolls out
- Use DECT Phones. Staying out of cables is in itself a blessing for those whose job involves having one ear stuck to the receiver. A surprising fact that many won’t point out is that these DECT VoIP phones are able to operate in a dedicated radio frequency,and is not a victim of interference related issues, while at the same time having HD quality voice.
- Keep an eye on your data usage. It’s obvious that piling up complete movie torrents or gaming apps on your connection will slow down, if not freeze, the rest of your ongoing processes. It is always sane to pause downloads or any such activity that requires a lot of data backfire.
- Use wired networking instead of Wifi. As wireless transmissions are more susceptible to interference, and are subject to weaken around obstacles, a wired infrastructure eliminates all such problems, creating a solid port-to-device bond.
Needless to say, it’s best when the problem has been identified before applying these tips to ensure that the solution will be efficient.
What do you think about improving your QoS with VoIP?