The term “Softswitch” is the fancy contraction of “Software” and “Switchboard”. Softswitch is the central device in the communication network. As carrier class servers, they control voice phone calls across circuit-switched and packet switched networks. A Softswitch connects phone calls across the Internet using Internet Protocol by means of software running on general-purpose systems.
Softswitch is analogous with the traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telecommunication Network). A Softswitch can route calls virtually and automatically as per the programming logic without the need for an operator. Now, soft switch routes call using VoIP technology, rather than traditional PSTN, thus it is also called VoIP switch.
Softswitches employed to transmit VoIP traffic between carriers are usually called Class 4 soft switches. They are mostly used to route larger volume of VoIP calls over long distances. They are restricted for long distance telephony only, and known as wholesale solutions. Their most important attributes include protocol support and conversion, an average time of one call routing, transcoding, a number of concurrent calls, calls per second rate etc. Additional benefits of Class 4 Softswitch for VoIP service providers are listed as:
Call/fax routing: Softswitch solutions offer inbound call routing. Though the feature is available for wholesale retail customers, call routing can benefit your business and increase accessibility from different locations. With Class 4 Softswitch, you can also enable fax routing via different fax servers.
Scalability: With the business expansion, network scalability is the ultimate need of your communication system. With our Class 4 softswitch solutions, you can get the customized solutions as per the requirements that ensure the network scalability.
Reduce cost: Class 4 Softswitch solutions reduce a cost of handling calls by load handling. It also boosts the capacity of existing connections by offloading data to IP networks.
Today, VoIP technology is gaining traction across various industry sectors worldwide. More than 70% communications are now making through VoIP rather than traditional telephone, because of its promptness, scalability, and safety. At Ecosmob, we offer you the premium quality, customized Class 4 Softswitch solutions.