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VOIP Termination

Posted on January 16, 2018 | No Comments on VOIP Termination

VOIP Call Termination refers to the routing an outbound telephone call from one telecom carrier or provider to its destination which is uses another telecom provider. VOIP termination carries out an outbound call from the calling party (originating point) to the called party (terminating point), thereby completing the trail by which the call flowed from start to end. The term usually applies to voice calls over the Internet or voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), which is often terminated or routed to a public switched telephone network (PSTN).

The PSTN is a telephone system using circuit-switches or dedicated channels where by two nodes communicate. This is comprised of ordinary telephone lines, satellites, microwaves, cables, cellular sites and switching centers connect and facilitate communication across the world.

Because the originating point and the terminating point are served by different carriers, termination services can be sold as a distinct commodity. VoIP call termination is becoming a popular concept because of the prevalence of VoIP communications especially for international calls because it is cheaper. Termination is necessary in order to connect and transmit a call using the internet to the receiving party which may use, say for instance a land line phone or a cellular phone.

Meanwhile the reverse of call termination is call origination. In which case, the inbound call where the originating point or calling party uses PSTN is terminated at the receiving phone system or terminating end that uses VoIP.

Originally posted 2012-02-13 08:26:29.

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