Voice Switching, Control and Applications

What Does Voice Switching, Control and Applications Mean?

Voice switching, control and applications (VSCA) is a type of voice data handling system that provides packet switching in packet-switched networks. This type of system helps to provide a better trajectory for voice data packets, which can increase efficiency and reduce latency in a network.


Techopedia Explains Voice Switching, Control and Applications

Voice switching, control and applications may provide different kinds of switching and trunking throughout a communication system. One of their core functions is to act as a media gateway that can convert data streams for travel between networks, for example, between an internal network and the global Internet.

Switching and trunking systems help connect VoIP solutions to a greater context, so that incoming messages can flow through the global Internet and into specific internal business lines, or vice versa. Other kinds of functionality also help these tools provide for more effective and sophisticated packet routing in complex systems.


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