SIP Trunking Benefits
Trunking means a line or a link to carry a lot of signals at once so that to connect major switching centers (nodes) of a communication system. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) offers a lot of financial advantages as well as many extra features over the Ordinary Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
If a VoIP is meant to communicate internally, i.e., within the organization, then there is no problem but the problem arises when the organization has to communicate with the outer world, also. Here is the need for a mechanism to connect your VoIP with PSTN.
Here comes the need for SIP trunking. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunking is an interface that lets you get the advantages of the VoIP and allows you to call around the world without any difficulty just like PSTN.
Now, there are two options. If you are using a hosted IP PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange) system, SIP trunking is needless because the SIP interface function is being carried out at the PBX provider’s premises.
But, if you are hosting your own IP PBX system, you can get some extra advantages from SIP trunking which is the interface between VoIP and PSTN.
SIP is cost-effective:
SIP is quite cost effective. VoIP combined with the SIP makes your advantages diversified and prolonged so that you are able to get the maximum advantage of calling anywhere, within the organization or with outer world. Due to this provision you can buy channels incrementally, that is, one at a time.
There is also an advantage of scalability. If some new lines are required, you can purchase the channels as per your requirement and budget.
SIP trunking has another advantage of the next-day provisioning. The provider doesn’t have to give you on-premises call provision. The SIP is easier to be installed. You can enable it remotely. You can run it on as-needed basis.
Another benefit of SIP trunking is its easy management. There are no installation requirements. If you are running on-premises IP PBX, you don’t have to pay any extra cost to install it.
Internet has replaced the traditional telephone trunk. It has allowed an organization to have communication with fixed line as well as mobile phone subscribers. SIP has been built at the IETF standard.
The subscribers can get the following advantages with an SIP:
- Initiate and receive the calls (local or long distance).
- Get help from directory
- Emergency calls can also be made
- Use the internet browser to browse anything,
- Use both mobile as well as the fixed phones.
All these things prove that SIP has gone a long way to establish its effect upon the whole telephonic communications. The telephonic communications have become easier and cost effective now. The organization with SIP (on-premises or the hosted one) has a great advantage over the others as far as its telephone budget is concerned.
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