By Larry Carlson
So, you have considered implementing SIP Trunking but just have not made the switch. According to Gartner, enterprise can potentially realize a cost savings of up to 50% by implementing SIP Trunking. This includes Government, Healthcare, Education and other leading enterprise verticals. Keep the advantages that your current PBX offers your company and add the flexibility that SIP Trunking offers.
Advantages of SIP Trunking
- New Features: Retain your current system features plus get new connectivity such as video and chat while including multiple device options
- Cost savings: Achieve additional cost savings by converging voice, video and data over one access line. Including free on-network calls between your worksites. It should also be noted that E911 service will be available for all of your locations.
- Quality: SIP Trunking is highly reliable and you can achieve 99.999% network availability with rapid disaster recovery capabilities. SIP call clarity will meet and exceed all enterprise requirements.
- Scalability: Imagine only having the exact the number of lines you actually need – when you need them, all with your existing PBX. The average SIP trunk scales from 5-2000 ports with the availability to have unlimited trunks, allowing you to scale up and down as needed.
When evaluating your implementation requirements, special care should be taken when analyzing your required bandwidth needs for your enterprise. Emphasis should be placed on making sure your integration partner understands your networking design, and more importantly, how the move to SIP Trunking impacts your network and end users. It is also very beneficial to work with an integrator that has multiple carrier relationships, allowing you to select the best SIP Trunking solution, at the best cost, for your organization.