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A VoIP gateway (or PSTN Gateway) is a device which converts telephony traffic into IP for transmission over a data network to connect a traditional PBX/Phone system to the IP network:

In this manner the VoIP gateway allows calls to be made via VoIP. Calls can then be placed via Best SIP VoIP, or in the case of a company with multiple offices, inter office calls costs can be reduced by routing the calls via the Internet.

VoIP gateways are available as external units or as PCI cards. The vast majority of devices are external units. A VoIP gateway will have a connector for the IP network and one or more ports to connect the phone lines to it.

Types of VoIP gateways

1. Analog units: Analog units are used to connect regular analog phone lines to it. Analog units are available for between 2-24 lines.

2. Digital units: Digital units allow you to connect digital lines either one or more one or more PRI/T1 lines.

VoIP gateway manufacturers

There are many VoIP gateways available today and as demand has increased drastically, prices have decreased considerably. Analog VoIP gateways start at as little as $200. Best SIP VoIP supports numerous VoIP gateways. Contact us for a list.
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