Data network and voice communication often coexist in modern business environments, and the integration of these two types of communication is typically facilitated through a converged network infrastructure.
In many modern business environments, Ethernet wiring is used not only for data networking but also for voice communication. The convergence of voice and data over a single network infrastructure is known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). VoIP allows for the transmission of voice communication over the same network infrastructure that is used for data transmission. This eliminates the need for separate voice and data networks, leading to a more streamlined and cost-effective communication solution.
By leveraging the existing data network for voice communication, organizations can achieve cost savings, simplify network management, and support advanced communication features. It’s essential to design the network infrastructure with considerations for bandwidth, QoS, and security to ensure optimal performance for both data and voice applications. Additionally, regular monitoring and maintenance are important to address any issues that may affect the quality of voice communication over the network.