SIP Trunking is growing in popularity as a way to reduce telecommunications costs for businesses. But before you can take advantage of SIP Trunking, you need to make sure your business meets the requirements. In this blog post, we will discuss what those requirements are and how you can meet them.
First, you need to make sure your phone system is compatible with SIP Trunking. Your phone system must be able to support IP PBX, or VoIP calling. If it does not, then you will need to upgrade or replace the existing one before you can use SIP Trunking.
Second, if you’re using a VoIP phone system, you will need to make sure you have enough bandwidth to support the traffic SIP Trunking will generate. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can help you with this requirement.
Third, your business should have a dedicated IP address and sufficient public IP addresses for all of the devices connected to the SIP Trunking service. If you’re using a hosted VoIP provider, then this requirement may already be taken care of.
Fourth, if you are going to use multiple SIP trunks, your firewall should be configured properly so that all incoming and outgoing calls can be routed through the correct trunk. This will prevent congestion and ensure that calls go through smoothly.
Call Routing Requirements
Finally, you should be aware of your call routing requirements. Depending on the type of SIP Trunking service you use, there may be additional requirements such as Local Number Portability (LNP) or Network Address Translation (NAT). Make sure to check with your SIP trunk provider to determine what these requirements are and how to meet them.
By taking the time to understand SIP Trunking requirements, you can make sure your business is ready for this cost-saving technology. Contact your VoIP provider today to learn more about the SIP Trunking solutions available for your business. With the right solution in place, you can save money and improve the efficiency of your telecommunications. If you have any questions regarding SIP Trunking, please contact Intuity today at (800) 811-1086. Please feel free to also follow us on Twitter.