If you are considering deploying SIP in your business, it’s probably because you heard that this revolutionary new form of internet-based telephony can save your enterprise money while also boosting your communications network. Here are six more specific reasons why:
- Cost and operation savings. Let’s start with the bottom line first. Unlike analogue lines and ISDN alike, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking requires the absolute minimum of onsite infrastructure beyond enhanced connectivity due to its cloud-based nature. This saves on line rental and maintenance costs. Better still, the calls themselves are cheaper – especially long distance and international calls.
- Flexibility. The nature of SIP trunking also makes it highly flexible, allowing you to have as many lines as your business requires. This means that SMEs can pay the lowest rates for just a few lines, while organisations requiring many more, such as large sales/order departments or call centres, need only pay a little more for as many as they like.
- Phone numbers are easily created and transferred. Unlike other systems, SIP trunking provides a massive amount of flexibility when it comes to selecting phone numbers throughout a business. Relocation is not an issue, with “local” numbers able to be easily transferred anywhere else in the country.
- The complete package. With SIP trunking, all telecoms services are internet-based, allowing an enterprise to seamlessly integrate its voice, data and video packages. No need for parallel arrays of hardware, when everything is managed through the same data connection.
- Simple to grow. As your business needs grow, so the SIP trunking system can grow with you. It is a quick and simple matter to add extra lines and capacity to a business network running with this technology. Businesses with multiple sites – or those seeking to add new sites – will find this particular saving invaluable.
- Resilience. Because SIP trunking automatically reroutes IPs whenever necessary, you need never worry about missing or dropping a call, or any loss of voice or data quality, whatever the local situation is with connectivity or whatever the status of the receiving sites. Any other problems – the provider is able to deal with them in the cloud.
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