I’m helping a friend open a small office of 12 people. They will be heavy voice & fax users.
Here’s the situation:
1 main local number
12 total extensions
- 6 local DID included in the 12 extensions above
I’m looking at spec’ing the Internet connection currently. I’m wondering what questions I need to ask the provider… QOS, Latency, Packet Loss, etc.
I want the voice quality to be very near POTS lines. I will be using GigE with QOS on the LAN and can restrict the port bandwidth at the firewall to ensure VOIP traffic gets priority.
What would my required internet connection bandwidth be if all 12 lines were in use at one time and I still wanted to allow decent browsing speeds?
I’m also not sure of the VOIP provider to use, suggestions are appreciated!
Any advise is highly appreciated!