Business Phone Systems are a major part of the business world. However, some solutions don’t get a lot of attention, such as SIP Trunking. SIP has many benefits. For example, they are great for companies who want to cut costs. Here are some of the biggest reasons why your company should consider switching to SIP.
What is SIP Trunking?
First of all, what is SIP Trunking? Simply put, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking connects your IP PBX to the existing Public Switched Telephone Network. It does this through the Internet.
What’s the advantage of SIP over a PRI or Analog service?
As mentioned above, one of the biggest advantages of SIP over PRI or Analog are the cost savings. For example, SIP Trunking scales easily with your company. If you grow and need more lines, you can do it with the click of a button. Traditional solutions require costly hardware purchases. SIP Trunking also helps save on long distance calling because you are calling over the Internet, meaning all calls are essentially local. Another way you can save with SIP is that you use the same bandwidth for both calling and Internet usage.
What hardware do I need?
In order to make SIP Trunking operable, you will need a PBX that can connect to a SIP Trunk. There’s a good chance your PBX already has the capability. Whichever SIP provider you choose will be able to tell you.
Sometimes potential customers are concerned that combining voice and data over one network will create decreased call quality. This is a bit of a misnomer; it all depends on your bandwidth. As long as you have enough bandwidth to handle your voice and data needs, you shouldn’t have any problems. Your provider can tell you ahead of time if your current bandwidth levels will give you the call quality you want.