More and more industries are discovering the advantages of cloud-based “hosted” solutions, and VoIP businesses no exception. Hosted solutions offer the economy and flexibility that both new and existing VoIP businesses need.
Here’s 5 reasons why:
- No Capital Investment
Hosted solutions means that you can run your business, while someone else runs the servers, software and other technology that your business uses for VoIP switching, billing such as routing, rating, reporting and other key functions. The infrastructure costs alone to deploy a highly-reliable redundant VoIP softswitch platform could run hundreds of thousands of dollars. Conversely, hosted solutions are available for as little as only a few hundred dollars per month.
Over time, as you win new customers and as the power of VoIP continues to grow in the industry, your business will likely need more capacity and more bandwidth. With a hosted solution, added resources are available on demand, without the costs (and delay) of deploying additional infrastructure or renegotiating bandwidth contracts. Courting a big new client? Considering launching a new offer? Thinking about taking on Resellers as sales channels? With a hosted solution, scalability is instantly available…
- Specialized Expertise
With a hosted solution, you don’t need the technical skills to select and procure all the proper hardware and software, choose a colocation facility, configure everything properly — and then maintain it over time. With a hosted solution, you can focus on marketing your services, targeting new customers, maximizing your profits, and managing your business while someone else manages your infrastructure. With a hosted solution, the only technology you need is a laptop or desktop computer and an internet connection, so that you can configure your services via easy-to-use web-based portals. It’s as easy as that!
- Training and Technical Support
Deploying your own infrastructure often means going it alone. However hosted softswitch solutions often include Training to get you started, and ongoing Technical Support to answer questions along the way.
- Predictable Monthly Costs
Hosted solutions offer stable pricing, clearly laid out contractually in advance, so there are no surprises. You will never have to deal with unexpected costs or expensive repairs. If your provider offers volume discounts, your cost-per-minute will actually drop significantly as your business grows over time. (And the additional profits may be a pleasant surprise!)
Interested in learning more about a hosted switching solution for your VoIP business? Telinta’s cloud-based TeliCoreTM softswitch platform offers all the advantages described above, and more. Contact us today.