V1 VoIP offers resellers the ability to provide customers with Class 4 and Class 5 softswitch solutions. These switches give you the ability to organize and route telephone calls virtually rather than traditional PTSN calls allowing for advanced business services.
A switch is a central device in a telecommunications network which connects telephone calls from one phone line to another, across a telecommunication network or the public Internet, entirely by means of software running on a general-purpose computer system.
Here are some of the key features of both class 4 and the class 5 softswitches:
Class 4 Softswitch
The Class 4 softswitch routes calls over long distances, for example between Seattle and New York. A Class 4 switch routes large volumes of traffic including all the traffic between various Class 5 areas.
Class 5 Softswitch
A Class 5 softswitch routes calls between end-users or consumers in relatively small areas such as a single city, town or even small state like Delaware. Even a small country can be operated by a Class 5 softswitch. Class 5 softswitch platforms are best suited to residential areas and small home offices. Therefore, VoIP and telecom service providers that wish to sell telecom service to residential customers use a Class 5 switch to do so.
If you have questions about which softswitch will work best for your business, please contact member of the V1 VoIP team. We will be happy to hear about your VoIP business and help you decide which softswitch will help your service grow.