SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) trunking is a relatively new type of technology which blends together old-fashioned methods of telecommunications and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). SIP Trunking technology provided by Weaver Communications caters to companies who need a more flexible solution for their telephony infrastructure.
What is SIP trunking?
SIP trunking is a way of converting a call from a traditional phone line and routing it over the Internet. SIP VoIP, as it’s sometimes referred to, uses a SIP trunk provider which converts the call before converting it back to the traditional phone line once it reaches its provider.
Let’s use an example to illustrate this concept better.
You are a business that makes frequent phone calls that are long distance, and can run up costs through your local service provider. Instead of using traditional telephony, you utilize SIP Trunks to make the phone call. When you initially dial the phone number, instead of the phone call being routed across the public telephone network, it is converted to VoIP and routed across your internet connection. Now, utilizing the internet, the connection reaches its destination and then re-enters the public network once again. This negates the significant fees that can be associated with contacting parties that are out of your local zone. Furthermore, this allows enterprise customers to keep all connections internal without having to utilize the local service provider, since the connection in between locations utilizes an internet connection that you are already paying for.
What is a SIP phone?
A SIP phone is more so a VoIP phone that has the capabilities to interface with SIP technology. The most significant feature of a SIP phone is that it has the ability to connect to the internal network utilizing network IP addresses, which is programmed and configured by Weaver Communications’ technicians. There are various SIP phones including desk phones as well as wireless phones. SIP phones are designed to work with various business phone systems that utilize SIP and VoIP infrastructure.
What are the benefits of using a SIP trunk provider?
Saving money. Any business wants to reduce the amount of money it spends on telecommunications. SIP trunking can reduce those large phone charges associated with conventional calls.
Everything is simplified. While trying to understand how SIP technology works may be complicated, it actually simplifies the process of connecting from one destination to the other. With conventional phone service, connecting from one coast to the other literally means connecting from one coast to the other, whereas SIP trunks pull from the internet from a central location to connect users from one point to the other, removing the complexity of the public telephony network altogether. The fact is, using the internet for phone calls continues to rise as conventional use is becoming obsolete.
Great for expanding businesses. SIP trunking is a great resource for growing and expanding businesses who are planting locations in new markets. With SIP Trunking, businesses can establish a local telephone number in a new market but redirect calls to their headquarters.
Tremendous for international calls. SIP trunking allows international calls to be made at a fraction of the cost. This is a great avenue for businesses who may have international offices or international customers.
How Do I Get Started?
Weaver Communications can setup any and all major business phone systems, including SIP solutions.
If you want to find out more about how this works and how it can enhance your operations, contact us today!