When looking for a business PABX telephone system, knowing which type of PABX system will be the correct fit for your company is essential. Below we briefly outline the different options of PABX systems.


Traditional (Analog) PABX System

A traditional PABX telephone system has a “switchboard box” that connects numerous phone lines to multiple extensions. The “switchboard box” can also combine these calls to a physical phone line of a telephone service provider, such as Telkom, allowing you to make external calls.


IP PABX System

With an IP-based PABX system, your calls are sent over the Internet. These PABX set-ups use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol); you do not have to use a telephone service provider to make calls. IP PABX systems frequently result in cost savings compared to traditional PABX systems.


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Hosted PABX System

A hosted PABX system is an offshoot of VoIP technology. What is nice about this PABX option is that it allows users to work remotely from home or on their cell phones while still connecting them to the business telephone system. You do not need a telephone service provider like the IP-based PABX with a hosted PABX system.


Virtual PABX System

A virtual PABX System is like the hosted one and uses VoIP technology. This PABX system is budget-friendly and best suited for smaller businesses with low call volumes and few employees.


Hybrid PABX System

With a hybrid PABX system, you get the best of both worlds. This unique PABX system combines a traditional telephone system and the latest VoIP technology. This is great for companies whose phone lines must be up constantly. For instance, if your telephone service provider is down, you can use the IP-based system and vice versa. It is a very reliable but often costly PABX system.