The internet has enabled many important and vital developments since its inception: exposing people to new cultures and ideas, catalyzing technological innovation and serving as the world’s largest library of cat videos. But one thing that should not be taken for granted is the web’s impact on globalization, especially its ability to help international businesses establish a local presence in the countries they serve.

For companies looking to discover new customers or provide support for the ones they already have, operational capabilities are no longer bound by physical borders. To best reach markets on a global scale, these businesses can quickly establish lines of communication in the countries and cities where they operate. But when organizations have to scramble to meet their newfound global demand—without effective systems in place—it can be quite the costly investment.

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How can organizations tackle the process of going global and do so in the most intelligent way? In past decades, establishing a presence around the world meant sinking piles of cash into new offices, high-paid local talent and other infrastructure needs. The internet is easing this process through outsourcing and remote collaboration, but there are still unavoidable costs to extending a company’s reach worldwide.

One example of a cost-saving measure is being able to rely on a global telephony network and to do so with flat-rate fees. Rather than choosing a new regional carrier every time a business launches a branch in a new country, all-inclusive global networks rely on IP to give businesses the flexibility they need for the unhindered expansion required to succeed in today’s competitive economy.

In a recent white paper published by analyst Phil Edholm with Voxbone, the opportunities and challenges that go hand in hand with global expansion are brought to light. In this report you can see how choosing the right telephony system can enable companies to think and act globally, while managing communications costs in the best possible way.