What Kind of Bandwidth is Sufficient for Hosted Voice?

January 17, 2017
Category: Business Phone Service, Hosted PBX, Phone Systems

If you’re looking into moving away from a traditional analog phone line, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is what kind of bandwidth is sufficient for hosted voice. It really depends on a wide variety of factors, but the quick answer is that we’ve found anything over 10MB works well.

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth is the term used to refer to the rate at which data is transferred through your Internet connection. The reason this is important for determining how hosted voice will work for your business is because hosted voice works over the internet. If your internet connection has insufficient bandwidth, your calls will suffer. So, if you don’t have enough bandwidth, we typically recommend upgrading your internet service.

Do Concurrent Calls Affect Bandwidth Requirements?

Each concurrent call run on your hosted voice phone system will add to the requirements needed by your Internet. If you’re running 10 concurrent calls on average, you will need more bandwidth. This is why we typically recommend a bandwidth of at least 10MB to accommodate for periods of extremely high phone traffic—you wouldn’t want to miss out on a potential customer, right?

What Kind of Bandwidth is Sufficient for Hosted Voice?

We’ve found a bandwidth over 10MB works well for hosted voice. That said, it’s a conversation you should have with your Maryland hosted voice service. Your hosted voice phone provider will be able to build a package which fits your individual business needs as no two businesses are the same.

For more help with hosted voice solutions, get in touch with a local, trusted hosted voice service today. If your business is in the Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Virigina areas, Datastream Communications is the area’s trusted source for hosted phone solutions. For a free quote on services, give Datastream a call at 410-220-2020 or fill our the contact form on our website today.

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