What is SIP and SIP Trunking?

Many businesses are switching from the conventional, expensive, inflexible phone lines
(ISDN, PSTN) to a more modern and digital substitute: SIP trunking Although SIP trunking has been available for almost a decade it is yet a new approach to many. Therefore, there are a lot of unanswered questions for business owners about a transition to internet-based communication solutions. Here are the answered to some of those frequently asked questions.

What is SIP and SIP Trunking?
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a prevailing and dominant transmission communication
sessions protocol. SIP trunking is a method for delivering voice and various unified communication services over the web that works when a SIP communication system and handset (PBX) is enabled. SIP trunks are a future replacement for standard phone carrier services, Pots, BRI, PRIs, services (ISDN, PSTN).

What is a SIP Channel?
SIP channel is a passage for receiving or sending a call. In other words it is a kind of standard phone line. Every SIP trunk has the ability to support any types of SIP channels.

Why Do Businesses opt for SIP Trunking?
SIP trunking gives businesses a chance to pay a low monthly fee per SIP channel and
benefit from an almost free calling system on a national or international scale. More than that, it also gives the customers the option to add ore remove channels as required and to completely control and manage their telecommunications needs as their businesses change. Additionally, SIP simplifies hosting unified communication options such as videos, instant electronic messaging, and application integration.

Is SIP a similar thing as VoIP?
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a protocol used for voice decision web remodeling.
SIP is one of the various protocols used to achieve VoIP.

How Do SIP Calls Sound?
When a SIP provider executes Tier-1 networks with the right configuration on their router,
the quality of a SIP call is the exact same mimic of that of a regular phone line. In some cases SIP provides an even better call quality. As SIPs support various CODECs it can also
swiftly adapt the latest HD voice call qualities.

How difficult is it to Setup and Maintain? In order to setup and maintain a SIP solution there’s no need for a telecommunication
professional. All you have to do is to sign up with a SIP trunking provider that provides a
user-friendly administration portal, documents the process accurately and has a committed support team. To begin using SIP you will need a candid PBX and router configuration.

Are there Any Up-Front Costs?
It’s highly probable that SIP can be optimized to work with your current PBX. With SIP
processing enabaled, most PBX systems have been advocated to users in the last decade.
With a business-grade router at place there’s a high potential that it’s already has been integrated with the standard service requirements to provide the best current SIP solution for your business. On the other hand, the SIP solution provider can impose some initial setup fees for the supported channels. There could be some further charges for providing extra services such as incoming toll-free service, DIDs or etc.
So, indeed, there are some initial costs, however, compared to a conventional just out of the box standard communication system, these charges are yet insignificant. Hopefully we have been able to address some of your primary concerns. Please feel free to contact us for further familiarization with our services and request a free trail.

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