What Is VoIP Call Termination?

We’re in the process of evaluating VoIP vendors, and in a presentation this morning the sales guy kept going on and on about voip call termination. What exactly is call termination? The obvious answer would be when one ends a phone call, but I have a sneaky suspicion that is not what he meant. Can anyone better explain this to me?

Answer

Enrique Baez (Manager, Professional Services - Design Center, PANDUIT)
Dear Sean,

Altough I 'd need to have the complete context to fully understand what the sales person meant, I could tell you that in the VoIP world, Call Termination is usually the 'complete intranet/internet path by which the voice call flows through (end to end)'.

This path could be private, public or hybrid.

I hope this helps you.

Best regards,
Enrique Baez, PMP, LAN Specialist, RCDD
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4 Additional Answers
Neil Darling (President, EtherSpeak Communications)
VoIP termination means completing an outbound call to a number or destination. Terminating a call is a verb for routing a call from your phone system - outbound - to the destination.

Conversely, VoIP origination means routing a call via an assigned telephone number - inbound - to your phone system.

Hope this helps.

Neil D
Peter La Fond (Senior Sales Executive, Packet Fusion)
My advice to you is if the sales guy can't explain in plain English, so the customer understands, what he's selling then it's probably best to move on to another vendor.

Telephony can be complex, but customers with a basic IT background should be able to keep up.
Becky Mcginity (Technology Specialist, The Real PBX)
VoIP call termination means providing a route through which voice can be sent over Internet. In this a call is initiated as a VoIP call and is terminated using the public switched telephone network.
You can read more from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_termination

Though we are availing voip services from The Real PBX I found them satisfactory.
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