VoIP and SIP Trunking

by / Wednesday, 24 April 2013 / Published in Business

If you are running a business dependent on good and constant communications – and who isn’t? – then you are always seeking a way to improve the scope of your telephony communications while cutting costs. One of the most effective ways to do so is to engage the services of a VoIP and SIP trunking solutions provider.

 SIP Trunk

Telecoms from the cloud

Firstly, what is SIP trunking? In a nutshell SIP, (Session Initiation Protocol) is a cloud-based telecoms network, which connects all of an enterprise’s computers, telephones, servers, etc. The SIP trunk itself is an internet-based phone line connecting your office telecoms to the wider network, sending all necessary data over the Web. Because this is only dependent on your existing data ports, there is no need to hire ISDN or pay telecoms companies’ monthly bills.

 

Save money on calls and infrastructure

Other advantages include cheaper individual calls and quicker, more flexible provision, thanks to the fact that SIP trunking takes place via existing data connections, meaning nothing new needs to be installed. Also, unlike ISDN, your SIP network can be set up (and quickly altered) to accommodate as many or few users as your enterprise requires. If you retain the option of keeping one ISDN circuit, you can also easily create a highly resilient system that virtually guarantees no loss of service.

 

Bolster your connectivity

The important thing to remember is that extra connectivity is essential to run effective and reliable SIP trunking. If you have ever had a jittery, crash-prone Skype conversation, you will understand how risky it is to rely on standard Web connections for your telecoms! Because of this, the first service you should demand of a SIP trunking provider is the installation of extra connectivity and capacity.

 

 Demanding flexibility

A good provider will also offer the option of as many SIP trunks as you feel you require. For most SMEs, this is one per half dozen phones, but for businesses based largely around telephony, such as call centers, one per phone line might be more appropriate. Expect a good provider to work with you to decide how many are required, and to offer fast responses to reconfigure your network as and when you decide – as well as providing the sort of first-class tech support that any good cloud company should pride themselves on.

 

Bottom Line

SIP Trunking allows your company to leverage your existing investment in the phone system that it has and join that system with the Internet. The result is that the company enjoys VoIP services and enjoys a state of the art communications process while immediately seeing a drop in expenses from the costs associated with the traditional phone provider and service. With a modest outlay, a company can see a beneficial return on investment in a few short months. If you’re looking to cut costs in your company’s phone bill while making the phone system itself more efficient, a SIP trunk is the way to go and Mobeus Technology can help you get there!

 

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