What is SIP Trunking is another question we get all the time. Organizations of all sizes can save a fortune from this technology. It is the protocol which makes VoIP work and provides dial tone for IP Phone implementations. SIP trunking is a huge cost saver because it eliminates the need to buy expensive PRIs, local lines or gateways. It basically increases the effectiveness of VoIP and opens a new scope of establishing more advanced communication applications.
What is SIP Trunking
SIP Trunking is a process of directly connecting your organization with an ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider). SIP Trunking is basically based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which is a signaling communications protocol which rides down an internet connection. In addition to VoIP calls, SIP Trunking also offers other features such as desktop sharing, web conferencing, voice and video streaming applications, whiteboard sharing and much more. As many organizations already have an infrastructure for VoIP which has made the implementation of SIP Trunking easier.
How can I save money with SIP Trunking?
When it comes to SIP Trunking, you can buy SIP Trunks based on the number of concurrent calls across all locations. For a multi-location customer, this could be a huge amount of savings. Here is a quick example. Say you are a retail organization and you have 5 locations with 3 local lines at each location. So you have 15 lines total in your network. However, you are really not on the phone that often. You really only have 7 concurrent calls going on throughout your organization at any one time. With SIP trunking, you can share and pool your lines to 7 SIP Trunks and cut your phone bill by more than 50% in local line costs! This is one of the huge advantages of SIP Trunking. Expansion of SIP Trunks is dependent on bandwidth, which can easily be increased by adding additional capacity.
With SIP Trunking, you can get a virtual number almost anywhere in the country. So if you are looking to expand, this could help ramp up the business in a new city. Expansion of lines is dependent on bandwidth, which can easily be increased by adding additional lines. SIP Trunking is used by IP-PBX’s or other SIP applications. Since a SIP Trunk goes directly into an IP Phone System, it can be achieved without using any TDM cards or other gateways. This saves a ton of money on hardware.
SIP Trunking can be a huge productivity gain as well as a huge financial windfall for organizations. Make sure to safeguard that your setup is correct and with a reputable SIP Trunk provider.
If your goal is to save money and upgrade to SIP trunking, please visit our WheelHouse Solutions website or call us at 314-492-2506 to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff. We would appreciate the opportunity to become your technology partner and help you find the best solution for you and your company.