SIP Trunking & Hosted Solutions
SIP Trunking is primarily a concurrent call that is routed over the IP backbone of a carrier using VoIP technology. SIP Trunking is used in conjunction with IP-PBX and can be thought of as replacements for traditional PRI or analog circuits. SIP Trunking comes with competitive pricing and high reliability.
Advantages of SIP Trunks Over Analog Circuits
SIP trunks are cheaper than analog circuits and have the same service quality. SIP trunks cost approximately $20 to $25 per trunk, versus approximately $40 per analog circuit. Also, long-distance termination charges associated with SIP Trunking are much cheaper than traditional analog or TDM rates.
Advantages of SIP Trunking over PRIs
SIP costs around $20 to $25 per trunk for unlimited inbound and local calling. When coupled with line oversubscription (e.g., a 30 person company purchasing just as many SIP phones as they anticipate having concurrent calls, typically 8 to 10), SIP trunks are a very cost-effective option for businesses to save money.
One primary benefit is that SIP Trunks can be purchased from providers in increments of 1, whereas PRIs have to be purchased in increments of 23 channels.
SIP Trunk Business Approach
A business should look into providers when they decide that their needs are best met with a premise-based system. This system is often referred to as an IP-PBX. Coupled with SIP Trunks, an IP-PBX serves the same features to hosted solutions. SIP Trunking serves the needs of three to four employees, while a hosted seat is needed for each employee. This way, SIP Trunking helps save money.
SIP Trunking can work with a SIP-ready PBX phone system and traditional analog or key systems with an IAD (Integrated Access Device). The SIP Trunk service provider needs to inter-operate with the underlying equipment manufacturer. However, it should be noted that with the advent of standards around RFC 3261 and SIP Connect, the challenge of finding Orlando SIP Trunk service and providers with SIP phone compatible equipment has significantly decreased.