Most of us are so busy making voice calls using different platforms that we hardly bother to think about the different types of telecommunication services available, and their features.

What types of telecoms are there?

Here is a list of the popular telecoms:

- Dial up fixed landlines

- Wireless landlines

- voip (voice over the internet protocol)

- Mobile phones

Extra information about voip

What is VoIP?

VoIP is the acronym for "voice over the internet protocol." It uses different applications such as Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype etc. to allow people to make voice calls with other individuals. One can also use special telephones, which are voIP enabled to make calls. As its name suggests, this method of communication relies on the internet for establishing calls. The biggest advantage of this system is that those who have internet connections do not have to pay for making calls. The quality of conversation depends on the speed of the internet connection.

What is PBX?

The PBX (private branch exchange) is a telephony system, used by big businesses to share calls within the network (local lines) as well as to external networks. It also boasts of a hunting feature. A single telephone number is routed through the PBX to different local handsets in the company. When somebody calls on that number, the PBX automatically lands the call to an unengaged telephone on the network. Support staff of all major companies uses this system to receive calls from their clients whenever they face any problems, or want other information.

What are conference calls?

Conference call facility allows a group of people to talk with each other simultaneously. It is just like talking with a group of people in a room. Owners and executives of businesses use this system to discuss plans. Thanks to advancements in technology, it is nowadays possible to conduct video conference calls too. The best part of this system is that participants from any corner of the globe can participate in this conversation in real time.

What type of internet is there?

Here is a list of the different types of internet connections:

- Dial up (works via the telephone line copper cable and a modem, typically set inside the computer, and supports a maximum speed of 56kbps)

- Cable (the service provider provides the connection from their hub to the subscriber's modem via fibre optic or copper lines. Such systems offer blazing high speed internet connection)

- DSL or digital subscriber line (this system uses the telephone line of the subscriber to provide them with "always on" internet connection)

What is Ethernet?

The Ethernet is a structure that connects several computers to form a LAN (local area network). It has protocols that control the flow of information to prevent two or more systems to transmit simultaneously.

What is WiFi?

The WiFi (wireless fidelity) is a system that allows smartphones, computers, and other similar devices to connect with each other within a specific area, or to connect to the internet. The cable from the internet service provider is inserted inside the Ethernet port of a WiFi router, which transmits signals, allowing WiFi enabled devices to handshake and connect with the router and via it to the internet.