FreeSWITCH vs. Asterisk has always been a hot topic of debate among VoIP developers. There are so many articles available on this topic that gives details on how these two platforms help a VoIP development company to build a scalable telephony solution. If we give a direct conclusion to this debate, then FreeSWITCH development is much better in building several telephony solutions. We have benefited several businesses with our Asterisk and FreeSWITCH development services and based on our experience, we can claim that it is the best platform and you must consider it for your next project. 

Wondering, why are we recommending FreeSWITCH so much. 

Is it because we are a FreeSWITCH development company? 

We are not just a FreeSWITCH custom development company, but we are indeed a versatile VoIP software development company. We have even developed the #1 open source VoIP platform based on FreeSWITCH We develop VoIP and IP telephony solutions in various technologies, including, all VoIP and telephony platforms. Based on our more than 12 years of experience in this industry, we have summed up some facts about FreeSWITCH technology, which makes it the best in building any type of telephony solution, whether is just a live call monitoring solution or a full-fledged call center solution. 

Let us share the top facts about this VoIP solution development technology that will prove why you should use it for your next VoIP software development project. 

Top Facts About VoIP Solution Development Technology

1. Versatility in building the top VoIP and IP telephony solution

It is one of the most versatile and flexible modular software components that can be used to handle any type of VoIP and IP telephony solution. It is not a complete VoIP solution that is ready to use like a call center solution, but it provides building blocks to develop different types of communication or telephony software solutions such as: 

  • Session border controller (SBC) 
  • Class 4 Softswitch 
  • Class 5 Softswitch 
  • Multi tenant IP PBX system 
  • IVR 
  • Video conferencing  
  • Collaboration solution 
  • Live call monitoring solution 
  • And more 

It means from a technical or business communication and collaboration system can be used and the feature of having a robust, scalable, and secure system can be leveraged with the help of a FreeSWITCH custom development company that builds these solutions using the power of FreeSWITCH. 

2. Flexibility and interoperability  

Mostly VoIP software development companies recommend using FreeSWITCH over any other platform because of its flexible and compatible nature. The communication system developed using this platform is compatible with all operating systems, codecs, etc. This makes it a versatile component to build scalable and reliable communication solutions. 

  • Servers: It supports running FreeSWITCH applications on single and multiple servers. It can be run on macOS, Linux, Windows, or FreeBSD servers 
  • Communication channels: It supports audio, video, VoIP, WebRTC, and all other communication channels to provide omnichannel communication support. 

FreeSWITCH is rigorously tested and certified to support different types of codecs, protocols, encryption methods, applications, and more to provide a compatible platform to the FreeSWITCH development companies for custom VoIP software development. 

3. Licensing 

FreeSWITCH is licensed under MPL (Mozilla Public License). It lets VoIP software development companies use this platform for free and access its code. The companies can even modify the code to build custom telephony solutions. There are multiple companies that offer FreeSWITCH development services using this licensing structure of FreeSWITCH. 

4. Design architecture

It is a modular and highly scalable platform used by the top FreeSWITCH developers. The stable core of switching provides a steady base for a FreeSWITCH development company to build robust telephony products and solutions. Unlike other development technologies, it uses the major libraries of top open source platforms to handle multiple operations. It helps in reusing the code, keeping code clutter-free and non-messy, plus, designing a scalable and easy to debug architecture of even a highly complicated and custom solution. Some of the most important libraries used in this platform are Sofia-SIP, mod_spandsp, libSRTP, Apache portable runtime, SQLite, libspeex, and more.

5. Performance 

Any VoIP development company will talk in favor of FreeSWITCH when it is about performance. It can support massive call volume without draining your finance in hardware like other platforms. There is no official number released by the team FreeSWITCH or SignalWire. But, as there are so many FreeSWITCH developers and companies that have been using this platform for years, they claim based on their experience. As per these claims, a VoIP solution developed using this platform can support 4x to 10x times more concurrent calls on the same configuration of server and hardware with high quality of communication and service.

6. Scalability

FreeSWITCH uses layered APIs to handle calls. It gives unique control over all resources and entities of the call. Thus, each call can be handled independently. There are also some technical aspects integrated into FreeSWITCH that empower VoIP developers that use FreeSWITCH for application development. They can handle the highly scalable solution. In fact, a professional FreeSWITCH consulting service, which recommends a cluster architecture design often takes advantage of this core benefit of FreeSWITCH to achieve high scalability. 

7. Failover support 

When any business invests in developing a telephony solution, it becomes necessary to check how the system will behave during some sort of failure or disaster. The skilled FreeSWITCH experts offering a FreeSWITCH consulting service will design a mechanism for a reliable failover and load balancing system. The modular architecture and layered API help in achieving a high level of failover support. 

Concluding notes 

FreeSWITCH is a household name in the VoIP industry and almost each VoIP developer and VoIP software development company has used it once or multiple times. Everyone is aware of the powerful features, architecture, library support, compatible nature, scalability, and other magnificent factors that put it in the top position to develop scalable and reliable telephony solutions. 

Are you interested in taking advantage of this VoIP platform to build your VoIP or telephony system? 

Are you looking for reliable FreeSWITCH development services? 

We can help you with our team of experienced and expert FreeSWITCH developers. For more details, contact us.