You’ve probably heard of SIP Trunking by now. Do you really understand what it is and how it works though? More importantly, do you know how it can affect your business? Odds are it can vastly improve your business’s telecommunications. Here’s how:
What is SIP?
SIP is rapidly becoming the protocol of choice for phone calls on a data network. It stands for Session Initiation Protocol and is used to establish voice communication sessions on a data network (i.e. over the internet). For example, a SIP session might simply be a VoIP phone call between two participants. It could also be used to make multi-party conference calls though.
What Is SIP Trunking?
What is SIP Trunking as opposed to just SIP? A SIP Trunk provides the exact same type of service as a traditional analog phone line. The key difference though is that it is not a physical wire. Instead, a SIP Trunk is a virtual line provided by a SIP provider.
How Can Switching to SIP Trunking Affect My Business?
One of the biggest reasons to switch to SIP Trunking is that it is more flexible and resilient than traditional lines. It also comes with more features, like DID numbers. Depending on how many calls you are making, SIP can actually end up saving you money. It can also offer scalability to your business communications (i.e., you can add or subtract lines without physical installations).
How Much Will It Cost?
The price of switching to SIP obviously varies from provider to provider, but switching all (or even just some) of your analog lines to SIP Trunks can instantly save as much as fifty percent off of your monthly business phone bills.