What to Look for in a SIP Trunking Solution

SIP Trunking SolutionIn the recent past, Business Phone Systems were often expensive. Companies often had to enter into long-term contracts and overpay for services they didn’t always need. However, with the advent of SIP Trunking, all companies can enjoy high-quality telecommunications at much lower costs. A SIP Trunking Solution even comes with great, business-oriented features.

What is SIP Trunking?

SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. It is a signaling protocol that is used for real-time communication between separate Internet Protocol (IP) devices. You can use SIP for more than voice calls though; SIP also enables multimedia IP-based communications like video chats and instant messaging. Best of all, this is all done at an affordable price.

How SIP can Benefit you

If your prospective SIP Trunking Solution doesn’t give you these benefits, you need to look elsewhere. Here is what you can enjoy with SIP:

Unified Communications

Because SIP works with different protocols, it is your path to Unified Communications. With UC, your Business Phone System consolidates different communication services like video, instant messaging, cloud-based collaboration, file sharing, and more.

Cost Efficient

As mentioned above, a SIP Trunking Solution can save you money. This is because there is no additional infrastructure like physical phone lines. You also don’t have to purchase a lot of pricey hardware.

Scalability

With SIP Trunking, you can easily scale your services. Because you don’t use physical phone lines, you don’t have to undergo an invasive install if you want to add trunks. It is all done virtually.

Checklist

When switching to SIP Trunking, it is important to consider the following items. Therefore, you will want to make sure your solution includes all of them:

  • Easy management
  • Tier-1 upstream providers
  • Available local, toll-free, and international numbers
  • Ability to connect with legacy systems
  • Included E-911 and 411 directory services

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.