Another abbreviation for your ever-growing list, this time, however, it’s an important one.
In the world of communications, ISDN, VoIP & PBX… it’s time for SIP to take the centre stage, with its ability to save you a lot of time, but most crucially, money.
So, what is SIP Trunking?
Session Initiation Protocol, more frequently known as just SIP. An application layer protocol used to create and terminate data and voice transfers, also a type of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which refers to calls distributed over the internet.
VoIP is based completely on SIP, using a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) to send and receive calls. Replacing the soon to be obsolete Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), a system that transmitted data and voice digitally over physical wires.
Is SIP worth thinking about?
Worst case scenario, your business is still using ISDN & a PBX to facilitate your calls, in which you’re perhaps thinking, what’s wrong with ISDN…?
When it launched back in 1986, (yes, it’s that old), it was a great choice for businesses to adopt. The ability to deliver voice and data over one line, it was a technology fantasy, nowadays there is a range of better, improved options available.
If you’re contemplating a switch, not only is it cheaper to maintain; it’s also lower costs on a day-to-day basis… you could save up to 50% on line rentals and up to 25% or more on call costs. With a lot of SIP providers offering free internal calls, which is very handy for medium-sized businesses.
Making the big move to SIP Trunking
With its elasticity and ease of growth, SIP offers you reliability in your business. You had need not to worry about disturbance or outgrowing your premises, SIP Trunking can support growth in a graceful manner.
SIP Trunking isn’t the only option out there, in which you may be thinking – If you don’t have a PBX, Cloud Hosting Telephony is a brilliant alternative, which could very well be the future of communications throughout your business.
With ISDN ending in 2025, as announced by BT themselves, the benefits of SIP can change the way you move forward as a business.
If you’re bewildered by the prospect of reviewing your Comms & connectivity, we can help.
We’ll get to know your business and create the most appropriate solution to meet your technical requirements while being commercially sensible in cost. Please contact the team today.