Startup VoIP businesses start with any one form of VoIP business and then add more VoIP solutions to offer different VoIP services. To offer different VoIP services, the VoIP service providers need multiple VoIP solutions. When you are adding a service to your offering list, you need to find a VoIP solution that matches certain criteria. Here, we will share how you get a reliable VoIP Softswitch solution if you already have a VoIP billing solution to offer VoIP billing service.
1. Type of Softswitch you need
There are three different most popular types of Softswitch solutions offered by the top VoIP Softswitch providers:
- Class 4 Softswitch software: To offer wholesale VoIP services to wholesale VoIP service providers
- Class 5 Softswitch software: To offer retail VoIP services to business VoIP providers
- Hybrid Softswitch solution: To offer both wholesale and retail services to different VoIP service providers
To get a reliable Softswitch, you need to define which type of switch you need, so you can get access to all the required features.
2. Compatibility of the Softswitch with your billing system
Earlier, the Asterisk billing system used to need a VoIP Softswitch solution that was developed in Asterisk only. However, this is not the case with open source billing solutions like ASTPP billing. ASTPP is a FreeSWITCH billing platform and is compatible with any Asterisk or FreeSWITCH platform. However, there are still some compatibility checks that need to be considered to get reliable class 4 Softswitch software or any other VoIP switch.
It is another aspect to check with VoIP Softswitch providers from whom you are considering getting your VoIP switch. Whether it is a class 5 Softswitch software or wholesale switch, it has to be highly scalable. You are adding a system with your VoIP billing software to expand your clientele and your Softswitch must support future expansions with quick scalability.
4. Seamless integration
This is the most important aspect to consider while getting a reliable VoIP Softswitch solution. The integration of Softswitch into the VoIP billing software should be seamless and hassle-free. Once the integration is performed, both of these VoIP solutions must function efficiently and in a harmony. If some features of any of the software stop working, then there is no meaning in using that Softswitch. Thus, assure that the integration between both of these solutions and the future VoIP solutions will be seamless.
If you have a well-established VoIP billing service business and you want to offer wholesale or retail services by adding a Softswitch solution, then you need to be conscious about the Softswitch that you choose. It must get integrated seamlessly without causing any compatibility or scalability-related challenges.
ASTPP VoIP billing solution is one of the most advanced and reliable VoIP billing systems, which offers retail and wholesale Softswitch solutions. You can add a reliable switch without looking for it elsewhere. Contact us to know more about ASTPP and its offerings.