Although VOIP technology is being considered technological for its products and services, it ends up having its cons on the other side of IP networks. These are some of the main reasons why, although VOIP is technologically supported, it has not yet adapted to the market and is therefore not a frequently used communication tool between people.
These are some of the disadvantages of VOIP compared to IP
– Due to the IP addresses originally created and designed specifically for data transfer, it was not considered to include the actual transport of voice packets, so VOIP experiences problems when trying to run on such networks.
– Network delay: – This delay in IP networks occurs due to the nature of data communication, so insufficient bandwidth can end up being a problem for VOIP, especially when network traffic is congested and it’s heavy. This also happens when there is a continuous fight between data and voice packets.
– Delay Jitters: -These are variations that occur in the delay of packets on the network. There is always the possibility that when two packets sent from the same source to the same destination end up taking different routes through the network, this usually happens in packet-based networks because the packets are normally routed through the network independently. Therefore, two packets between the same source and destination may experience two different processing delays and different cases of network congestion, resulting in a variation in the overall delay experienced by the packets.
– The cost: -In general, the biggest disadvantage of a new product, article or technology in the market is always the initial cost. Therefore, cable communication is definitely very profitable because almost all the R & D & i has been completed in the area, the infrastructures are already built and the public is basically used to using the initial type of medium. To use VOIP more often, you will have to incur major costly changes and for stronger and more reliable networks, you will have to build better bandwidth and better quality of standards compliance, new products and services will have to be developed.
– Because data travels over the Internet, there is a great potential for dropouts that are similar to what happens with mobile phones, which affects voice quality.
– Due to the architecture of some of the VOIP solutions services, it becomes a requirement that both communicators subscribe to this service for communication to be complete. In cases where it is software, it implies that the software program is installed at both ends to enjoy the services.
– As VOIP requires a live internet connection, it can easily be affected by a power / electricity failure, making communication difficult.
– Another big drawback is that when it comes to the 911 emergency service, unlike the traditional telephone, it becomes very difficult to locate the exact location of an IP address with geographic certainty.