Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) has announced the availability of a new voice solution -SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) Trunks. TWCBC's SIP Trunks offer a flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional TDM-based voice trunk services for those businesses with IP (Internet Protocol) PBX equipment.
Delivered over TWCBC's extensive fiber-rich network, this robust SIP Trunk offering includes dedicated bandwidth for voice calls so voice traffic no longer competes for bandwidth with data traffic.
"Our SIP Trunks offering is an innovative, reliable, and scalable service designed to meet the needs of businesses with more sophisticated communications infrastructure, and complements the PRI Trunk services we already offer." said Greg King, Senior Vice President and Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Time Warner Cable Business Class.
"This further demonstrates TWCBC's commitment to providing larger businesses with a broad portfolio of telecommunications and IT solutions."
The SIP Trunk offering includes:
- Unlimited local calling, Caller ID, Inbound/Outbound Call Blocking, Calling Name and Number Delivery
- Business continuity features such as Alternate Routing, which re-routes calls to another destination when the primary location is not available.
- A trunk administration portal for managing service features, accessing online call detail, and on-demand reporting.
- Flexible options to purchase as few as six call paths, and the ability to add more call paths one at a time.
SIP Trunking offers you the opportunity to grow your telephony network the way your business needs by eliminating the need for over-engineering of your phone systems. Say goodbye to purchasing more phone circuits than you really need and instead, take advantage of SIP Trunking's single-increment scalability.
SIP trunking poses new opportunities and challenges for service providers and their business customers. CLECs and cable companies can immediately use SIP trunking to attract new customers looking for an alternative provider, but telcos will face the challenge of cannibalizing existing TDM trunking revenue.
Businesses will also continue to grapple with what the benefits of SIP trunking are while overcoming how the new SIP trunks can interoperate with their on-premise legacy PBX and phone systems.
SIP trunking also lets you support many forms of real-time communication in the same connection. This supports more than just voice: SIP trunking can support instant messaging, white boarding, video conferencing, and file transfer. These forms of communication are called unified communications .
SIP trunking requires you to have your own IP PBX equipment. This can be a very expensive investment for a small business. SIP Trunking also makes their overall cost structure more competitive.
This is important since most operators do not own the last mile. Direct access to the customer will always be costly, so they have to make their money based on the cost efficiencies of their networks.
Another example would be wireless operators who want to serve business customers. They generally do not have PRIs of their own, so SIP Trunking is the ideal way to go. In cases where their customers have MPLS networks, SIP Trunking is a natural add-on, paving the way for wireless operators to capture a larger share of the overall voice business.
SIP trunking blends connections for both data and voice into a single line. By serving as a converter between a legacy phone system and a company’s Internet connection, an SIP-trunking device allows the data network to carry voice traffic.
SIP-trunking features typically include local and long-distance calling , E911 , directory listing and caller ID, all of which integrate into a company’s existing phone system. It should be trialed and tested with two ITSPs.
All features in use with the T1/PRI connections should be tested over the SIP trunks. And all issues listed in Figure 2 should be tested for successful implementation.
SIP Trunking appeals to service providers and businesses alike, but for different reasons. It must be noted, that there are many types of service providers, and each will have a distinct set of drivers. Examples include mobile operators, national CLECs, regional CLECs, incumbents, and cable operators.
SIP trunking is a layer of technology— a network protocol in this case—that extends the functionality of voice communications and other services beyond the confines of a company’s traditional telephone network.
When implemented, SIP trunking enables voice and data to travel over the same high-speed network connection. Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) offer SIP trunking connected to a traditional PSTN network.
This is an ideal solution for businesses that want to make full use of their installed IP-PBXs and communicate over IP. With traditional telephony, the service provider delivers bundles of physical wires to a business. A SIP trunk allows a company to replace traditional fixed PSTN lines with PSTN connectivity via a SIP trunking service provider on the Internet.
SIP trunking is a secure, cost-effective way for service providers to leverage their IP network to provide voice service. SIP trunks deliver a significant return on investment and TRANSip-equipped HDX and SLICE 2100 softswitches have extensive SIP trunking capabilities to ensure that your switching resources fit your business model for current and future growth.
SIP Trunking is a powerful, scalable and highly flexible solution that enables SMBs to streamline business communication costs and resources, while retaining a truly stellar quality of service. SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol and SIP Trunk Lines represent the number of simultaneous calls to the public telephone network that can be made at the same time.
SIP Trunk Lines are the online ‘virtual’ equivalent to lines coming in from the phone company or channels on a T1 circuit – just instead of these calls ringing on a phone connected by cables at a desk, the calls ring in on your computer or mobile phone.
SIP Trunking and Enterprise Trunking can be purchased as a stand-alone solution—customers bring their own broadband—or as a fully integrated Voice and Data solution. Unlike other SIP trunk providers, MegaPath offers a fully integrated voice and data solution that ensures the highest Quality of Service (QoS).
That's because in a combined solution, SIP Trunking is delivered over MegaPath's MPLS-enabled, all-optical IP network. Benefits of MegaPath SIP Trunking: Reduce costs.
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