SIP trunking is the new standard for enterprise voice communications. Carrier voice networks have been using digital voice services for 45 years, and now you can use this open IP standard to connect all of your locations.

With SIP trunks, you combine your voice, internet, and WAN traffic over a single IP connection. You’ll boost your network capacity, see immediate service cost reductions, and gain increased productivity.

SIP Trunking is a more efficient and cost effective way to connect your enterprise PBX system and enhance overall feature functionality.  In this post I want to outline a few of the key advantages of SIP trunking and discuss why you should consider deploying SIP trunking today.

SIP trunking can also give rise to security risks . Fortunately, SIP-server and -proxy technologies can manage the flow of SIP traffic, enabling an IT manager to ensure correct routing, apply verification and authentication policies and minimize threats.

SIP trunking mixes connections for digital data along with speech right into a single line. By becoming a converter between an older telephone system and a business' internet connection, a good SIP trunking system allows the data network to carry voice traffic.

SIP trunking features ordinarily incorporate local and long-distance calling, E911, directory listing and caller ID, which all blend perfectly into a company’s pre-existing telephone system.

SIP trunking may also cause security dangers. Luckily, SIP-server and -proxy systems can control the circulation involving SIP traffic, allowing any IT manager to make sure correct routing, employ confirmation and validation policies and minimize threats.

SIP trunking is the cutting edge way to connect your communications system to the public network, or more basically, telephone dial tone. SIP trunking can be delivered by almost any legitimate and fly by night carrier.

The key is knowing what carriers are legitimate and which ones are not going to be around after a few years. CSM only works with the most competent and recognized leaders in SIP trunking.  SIP trunks can be delivered over the public internet, or over direct data circuits.

CSM recommends that companies with more than a few telephone lines have their SIP trunks delivered over a direct data circuit, not over the public internet as there is no guarantee of good voice quality over the public internet.

For SIP trunking, you need to buy new lines for each concurrent outgoing call . The only other time you have to buy new lines is when you make more calls than your Internet connection can handle.

The SIP Trunking Service Provider that uses SIPconnect SIP trunks realizes higher revenue streams much more quickly. Network services are rolled out more rapidly, greatly reducing the time to revenue for new services and features. In addition, the service provider can greatly reduce the time and staff required to complete interoperability testing.

Some SIP trunking providers deliver a traditional TDM trunk then terminate it in a SIP gateway. That allows them to to offer a billing model built a round SIP trunking, but leverage an existing operational model built upon TDM infrastructure.

Sip-trunkWith SIP trunking, employees can securely and reliably make and receive phone calls; conduct video conferences; exchange email, photos, charts, and graphs; and more – all over the Internet. Gone is the need to invest in and manage multiple phone and data lines. With SIP trunking, all communications take place over the company’s Internet connection.

As long as employees can access the Internet (even if they’re working in a remote field using a wireless PC card, broadband Internet satellite, or similar technology), SIP trunking keeps them connected. The SIP trunk ensures that communications from one endpoint to another are routed securely and appropriately, including phone calls to mobile devices or tablets.

With our SIP trunking you will have options that allow you to scale up and down based on your current and projected business needs. Our rates are competitive and we have unlimited calling packages for small to mid size organizations. High volume SIP trunking can be done either through a network connection or by co-locating your equipment in our data center.

There are some SIP trunking providers today that will even provide and manage the performance and availability of the underlying Internet Protocol network itself. These SIP trunking providers have invested in creating a high-availability, fault-tolerant, reliable network that is tuned and optimized specifically for hosted session-based communications and that is on net with major carriers.

For those providers that do offer their own network, users should make sure that it is fully compliant with all federal and local security standards at the application, network, and packet level. Any PBX can use SIP trunking .

If the PBX is not already SIP capable, it likely has an optional module. For pure analog PBX systems, a simply Analog Telephone Adapter can be installed which converts the digital SIP signal into analog dial tones that connect to your PBX just like a regular phone line.

The focus of the SIP trunking interoperability test program is to ensure that the equipment and services under test will operate in a consistent and supportable manner. This includes the EdgeMarc, the PBX, station side phones, and the SIP trunking infrastructure that are a part of the SIP trunking service.

These devices are run against a standard SIP trunking test plan designed to exercise both the most common and most complex call scenarios in use. Each PBX is qualified and an application note is created to document the successful configuration used. To ensure performance has not regressed in subsequent releases, Edgewater Networks develops and maintains an automated test suite.

Carriers offering SIP trunking services must provide a secure environment that their customers can trust, especially when these services are delivered over the internet.  Carriers also aim to reduce or eliminate interoperability difficulties between their equipment and that of their clients.

Burst Capacity – SIP trunking lets you buy channels for your average use, instead of your peak. We can instantly burst your capacity to meet increased demand; your lines will never ring busy.

Share Your Resources – SIP trunking lets you share your entire line capacity seamlessly across all of your locations. Take advantage of peak time differences to reduce your overall line requirements.

The flexibility of  SIP trunking service makes it ideal for companies of all sizes. From a small business connected with a managed ADSL connection, to a multi-site enterprise linked by MPLS, SIP trunks can meet your requirements. They can be used with your existing IP-PBX, or combined with an optional hosted PBX for a completely integrated solution.