SIP Trunking is a method by which business phone systems can operate using an internet connection instead of a traditional phone line. This involves connecting your organisation’s PBX (phone system) to the outside world via an IP connection to a SIP provider’s network. With SIP trunking in place, your business can take advantage of the many benefits offered by a modern phone system.
Futureproofing – SIP trunks are so flexible that no matter what system you’re using now, or plan to use, you already have the foundation in place to build your communication platform for today and tomorrow.
Flexibility – Switching to an IP telephony solution like SIP trunking means that you can make and implement administrative changes more easily and quickly, including call routing plans for disaster recovery or holiday periods. If you need more call handling capacity, your provider can add additional SIP trunks to your package almost immediately.
Scalability – Because SIP trunking uses a virtual connection, adding lines or modifying service is fast and simple.
Costsavings – To get the most from a SIP-based telecoms system, your business will definitely need to invest. This could be in the form of a brand-new IP-enabled PBX system for handling calls, or remedial work to prepare your existing system for the use of SIP. However, the investment will soon pay for itself thanks to:
- Free calls to local geographic numbers within the UK
- Reduced line rental costs
- Reduced maintenance and support costs
- Future-proof technology – will not have to be replaced when ISDN is inevitably retired
SIP service is significantly less expensive – sometimes as much as 60-80% less. Using the internet to route incoming and outgoing calls, significantly reduces the maintenance and administration time spent on your telecoms, allowing you to focus on more important areas of your business.
We hope the above information is useful to you, if you would like assistance in understanding your best options then please contact us on 0800 505 3350. Alternatively you can download our telephone systems buyers guide as useful reference material or even run a quick quote to obtain a budget cost for a new telephone system in less than 60 seconds.
ISDN is a dying technology, so your business will need to make the transition to IP-based telephony at some point in the near future anyway. Ensure you are always getting the best deal, whatever the technology.
Why not visit our Office VoIP Phone Systems page where you can find out lots of useful information about IP telephony and how it can improve your business.