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The VoIP solutions are built on some predefined VoIP development technologies. The Asterisk and FreeSWITCH are the most common platforms that can be used as a base for VoIP development. Both of these are PBX solutions by nature and offer a wide array of features. You can use any platform for your VoIP solution development that meets your communication and collaboration needs. Still, you might have a question what makes these two different than each other and in this article, I will share a quick brief on Asterisk development and FreeSWITCH development.

Asterisk development has been in the industry for many years and that’s the reason, finding an expert Asterisk developer would be easier. There are many reliable VoIP development companies as well as the freelancers available on the freelancing portal that can perform your Asterisk development task. If you have a product already developed in asterisk, then the support service can be found easily and cost effectively. In simpler words, you are free from vendor dependability.

The Asterisk development can be used to develop any voice communication solution such as,

  • IP PBX solution
  • IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system
  • Call center solution
  • VoIP Softswitch
  • Click to call system
  • Audio conferencing solution
  • And more

The Asterisk development can be used to build a scalable and reliable voice solution. However, if you want to build a solution which will use video heavily or have thousands of concurrent calls, the FreeSWITCH Development is a better choice. The FreeSWITCH as a VoIP platform possesses all features of Asterisk. Moreover, it can support video calls and conferences more efficiently than an Asterisk based system. If you are developing a video conferencing solution or webcasting solution, the FreeSWITCH development is recommended over its counterpart.

The FreeSWITCH development can also be used to build other unified communication solutions. However, the fact is FreeSWITCH is newer than Asterisk. Thus, the numbers of VoIP companies and developers that can provide FreeSWITCH development services are limited. Thus, you may find a tough time finding a real FreeSWITCH rock star or end up paying more for FreeSWITCH development compared to Asterisk development.

There is no major difference in actual development process except the way code is constructed and libraries are called. You don’t need to worry about that peculiarities as that would be taken care of by the VoIP developers or the company that provide you the Asterisk or FreeSWITCH development services.