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Published On: Thu, Oct 11th, 2018

How To Choose A Good Service Provider To Implement SIP Trunking Basic Facts About The Technology

SIP is an application layer protocol used to initiate, alter, and terminate multimedia sessions, such as VOIP calls. Put simply, the term of SIP Trunking is used to designate the technology that allows business phone systems to operate via Internet rather than via a traditional phone line. By contrast with VOIP, which are limited only to audio exchange, SIP trunks can transmit all types of media including data, video, and voice. One practical difference with VOIP is that VOIP handsets need a running computer to make calls, while SIP phones need only a modem, thus, they resemble much more traditional phones. SIP trunking includes both SIP origination (receiving calls) and SIP termination (making outbound calls) and since these services are not interdependent, the providers offering each of these can be different.

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If you are looking to save money by implementing this technology in your company, you can find here a wholesale sip termination offer. Like with other players in the field and based on the natural capabilities of this technology:

  • multiple trunking scenarios are offered to meet client needs,
  • instant adjustments to capacity are possible post-factum (after contracting the services),
  • outbound services are integrated with inbound services, so there is no need to buy them separately.

 

What To Pay Attention To When Choosing A Service Provider

When looking for a SIP Trunking provider, users normally consider the following aspects:

  • Network. When talking about efficient routing of the media streams and fast access to any carrier, several factors matter, such as the number and geography of carrier exchange locations worldwide, the density of carriers at each of the nodes, the efficiency of VOIP routing (e.g. keeping it within the country and avoiding loops), low latency and good connection speed to international backbones;
  • Pricing – SIP services are generally 60-80% cheaper than traditional phone lines, so savings can range from significant to huge, but the exact amount still depends on the phone use scenario of each individual company (e.g. number of lines, geography of calls, etc.);
  • Setup – the ability to easily setup the service in different scenarios, with different hardware (e.g. both physical phones and smartphones), different types of IP PBXs (private branch exchanges), etc.;
  • Quality. A business client should make sure that the current provider is not a reseller but provides direct services with a quality and infrastructure of which it is personally responsible (reselling also is likely to lead to higher prices). Also such a provider can enforce and guarantee a strictly domestic routing in order to avoid latency and jitter. Besides the quality of calls, security at all nodes of the network is of great importance.

Provided you have the prerequisites to benefit from the technology, choosing smartly a service provider would likely result in huge savings, without compromising the speed and quality of your calls or data traffic.

Author: didlogic.com

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