Most of us have heard stories in the past about VoIP and they
usually involve poor quality and broken conversations. This is very
common because your internet connection is used to carry many different
types of traffic including web pages, emails and documents - many of
them consuming large amounts of bandwidth.
Now the problem is that these different types of traffic share the
same connection without any levels of priority - they are all battling
for the same bandwidth and as a result things inevitably get delayed.
This is fine for most types of traffic but voice is very sensitive to
delay and packet loss - each word in a conversation needs to be
delivered on time and in the correct order.
Quality of Service (QoS) is used to guarantee that certain types of
traffic can travel from source to destination within a given time and
enables the network to prioritise traffic depending on its class.
Most providers are either unable or unwilling to provide complete
end-to-end QoS and as a result their connections are usually not
optimised for VoIP.
Cloud Net on the other hand offers ADSL and SDSL high capacity
broadband services which not only offer greater throughput, but also
provide true end-to-end Quality of Service resulting in a much more
enjoyable VoIP experience.