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VOIP's swift deployment: Accelerating infrastructure development


Johannesburg, 18 Oct 2023
Riaan Pietersen, General Manager, Wanatel.
Riaan Pietersen, General Manager, Wanatel.

In regions where infrastructure is either under construction or in need of rapid rebuilding, voice over internet protocol (VOIP) technology is emerging as a vital tool for swift and efficient connectivity. Whether it's for new developments or post-disaster reconstruction, VOIP is proving that you don't need to wait for fibre when wireless and LTE networks can support your voice communications.

In areas with ongoing infrastructure development, the ability of VOIP to function seamlessly over WiFi and LTE networks is a game-changer. Unlike traditional phone systems that often depend on physical infrastructure like copper wires, VOIP operates efficiently with minimal requirements. This flexibility ensures that businesses and communities can establish communication networks swiftly, without the delays associated with waiting for traditional infrastructure.

Cloud-based VOIP systems, hosted on VOIP provider servers, handle call routing and signal processing without the need for extensive physical installations. This means that even in areas where the groundwork for communication infrastructure is still being laid, VOIP can provide a quick and reliable solution.

Riaan Pietersen, General Manager at Wanatel, highlights the importance of this rapid deployment. "VOIP's capability to work effectively on wireless and LTE networks is a boon in scenarios where infrastructure development is ongoing. We can swiftly deploy VOIP solutions, ensuring that critical communication channels are up and running in no time."

He emphasised the importance of rapid deployment in post-disaster scenarios like the KZN floods last year. "We were able to rapidly re-establish VOIP connections for our KZN customers at the time, ensuring that their critical communication channels were uninterrupted."

The adaptability of VOIP not only expedites infrastructure development, but also offers businesses and communities the flexibility to adapt to changing connectivity needs. This adaptability minimises downtime during construction phases and ensures continuous connectivity as the region's infrastructure evolves.

In an era marked by the rapid evolution of infrastructure, VOIP stands as a testament to adaptability, offering a reliable and efficient means of communication for regions in transition.

Whether it's for new developments or post-disaster reconstruction, VOIP technology is proving to be the catalyst that accelerates infrastructure development, empowering businesses and communities to stay connected without the wait for traditional fibre-based networks.

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Wanatel stands as a leading provider of VOIP and cloud PBX wholesale services across South Africa. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the company offers cost-effective, white-labelled solutions, delivering innovative billing, support, and solution portfolios to meet the demands of customers. For more information, visit www.wanatel.co.za or call 086 WANATEL.

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