VOIP & SIP TECHNOLOGIES
Foundations for IP Technology
VoIP and SIP provide the foundations for IP technology. Both have a plethora of benefits and opportunities for end users to save money whilst increasing productivity. Each technology has its own pros and cons, however they are often used together.
So, what are VoIP and SIP?
Session Initiation Protocol, (SIP), is a powerful and efficient communications protocol. SIP Trunks connect your business with the nationwide telephony network, giving access to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PTSN) and provide a flexible and lower cost alternative to historical ISDN and analogue lines for inbound and outbound voice calls.
SIP costs significantly than traditional ISDN. It offers our customers the opportunity to make real operational cost savings through free or reduced rate calls to UK 01, 02, 03 numbers, whilst at the same time improving service flexibility and scalability.
Compared to VoIP and other similar systems, SIP systems can be more difficult to set up and manage, making them most suitable for companies with strong IT support.
Voice over Internet Protocol, (VoIP), is a communications protocol that is used to send voice messages over the internet. VoIP is a wide and rapidly expanding industry – popular apps and platforms such as Skype are increasingly using this technology. Particularly useful in small businesses with minimal locations, VoIP is a very common business protocol.
What are the Benefits?
- Scalability – both SIP and VoIP eliminate the need for PSTN technology, which allows businesses to scale quickly without the cost or hassle of on-site equipment.
- Efficiency – if you need to add more lines or seats quickly, it’s far easier to provision another SIP channel than to install a physical phone line.
- Reduce Communications Costs – with SIP and VoIP services, you won’t need to worry about expensive, traditional communications equipment.
- Reduce calling costs – calls made over SIP and VoIP are substantially less expensive than those made using traditional telephone lines. So, you’ll save money on equipment, maintenance, and even calling minutes when you use SIP for VoIP.
- Business Continuity – forward your all your calls to alternate numbers or devices in the case of an emergency. No matter what happens, you won’t have to worry about missing a call.
- Global Coverage – manage and access your business from anywhere with an internet connection. By using a single network to combine voice and data, SIP trunks can connect business locations to expand your company’s geographic footprint.
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