What is a SIP Gateway?

SIP GatewayWhile many business communications take place online today, did you know that the phone is still the top way to conduct interactions with customers? Therefore, the Business Phone System is still vital to effect business relations. This means that a tool such as a SIP Gateway—and SIP Trunking in general—is essential to your success.

What is SIP Trunking?

First of all, we first need to define SIP Trunking. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunking merges your existing voice and data networks into a unified network. This not only delivers high quality communications but can also save you money. SIP Trunking is typically a great option for businesses currently using non-IP or digital PBX systems because it leverages their current infrastructure.

What is a SIP Gateway?

A SIP Gateway, on the other hand, is a type of bridge you can build between legacy telephones and SIP-enabled VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). By adding SIP to a legacy PBX, you can add features and reduce costs. A SIP Gateway is great way to extend the life of your legacy equipment. This can also give you more flexibility.

Benefits of SIP Gateways

Here are some of the main benefits of implementing a SIP Gateway:

Call Quality

SIP Trunking—and SIP Gateways—offer great call quality. Many are hesitant to switch to a new technology. However, SIP offers fantastic call quality.


Traditional lines limit how easily and quickly you can expand. SIP Trunking, however, uses your internet connection which makes it much easier to scale.


Businesses that use SIP often receive a quick ROI. Because there aren’t a lot of upfront costs, businesses typically reap the cost benefits of SIP Trunking quickly.

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