4 Things You Need to Know about SIP Trunking

December 12, 2017

If you’re considering a move to VoIP telephony, then you likely know about SIP Trunks. A SIP trunk will connect your premises directly to the Public Telephone Network (PSTN) via IP/broadband. It’s touted for its increased reliability, cost-saving, scalability, and flexibility when it comes to a business communications strategy. Here are some key facts you need to know about SIP trunking.

  1. SIP Trunks can save you money.

    Internet connections are typically less expensive than POTS and ISDN- PRI lines in terms of monthly service costs. They can support voice, data, and video all in one broadband line which means multiple TDMs can be consolidated. It also means your local calls are unlimited. It is worth mentioning that your quality of service and customer support need to be factored in as well.

  2. SIP Trunking enables a Unified Communications Strategy.

    UC is improving the way people work and will eventually be the standard way to operate. We discuss many of the benefits in our blog, like the recent article Building a Talent Magnet: How to Motivate Remote Employees. If you’re considering adapting a UC approach, SIP Trunking can help get your there. A SIP trunk can allow a user to control a unique ID no matter the network or device they’re on. That means email, messaging, voicemail, phone, and video can all be used interchangeably with ease.

  3. SIP allows for agility.

    Utilizing the internet, your communications become scalable and flexible in a way that traditional telephony could never achieve. If your business is seasonal, you anticipate growth, or even a relocation, this is immensely valuable. The ability to instantaneously add extra trunks as needed, depending on the volume of calls made and received, is what makes SIP trunking stand out to companies looking to increase their capacity to call out and receive calls simultaneously. Your workforce can be anywhere, but their calls come from the number you want them to. It’s a tremendous boon to many industries to have that level of mobility and agility.

  4. SIP trunking goes hand in hand with Disaster Recovery.

    In today’s world, businesses need to be prepared in the event of disaster and SIP can play a critical role. SIP enables you to move and divert lines anywhere without the cost of call forwarding, and it can happen instantaneously, practically eliminating downtime.

If you want to learn more about SIP Trunking and whether it’s right for your business, contact the experts at Corporate Technologies Group today. We can help you find the communications solution that is the right fit for your business.

Download the SIP Trunking Guide to learn more.