Author: Jim Machi – General Manager CCD, Sangoma
In part one, I explored the SIP trunking market and started to explain the benefits of SIP trunking. Enterprise IT cost savings, as I mentioned, is a key driver.
There are also call savings, especially long-distance calls. There might be IP to IP calls via a service like Skype so there are no long-distance charges at all, or there might be IP to PSTN calls, where the move to the PSTN occurs locally so it’s only a local call.
Finally, the SIP trunk enables cloud-based communications. This also comes with different business models, such as pay per use, pay per subscriber, pay by the month, etc. In other words, a small business can ‘pay as you go’, which can make more sense for a small business owner. These cloud-based communication solutions aren’t simple PBXs – they can be unified communication solutions as well. So, the promise of a richer set of communication solution indeed has come.
The use of SIP trunks impacts infrastructure as well. This is a driver for the enterprise SBC market – the more SIP trunks being used, the more SBCs are required to demarcate the edge. And if an enterprise still has a working analog/digital PBX (hey, if it works, why get rid of it) then a gateway will be required to translate from the SIP trunk to the PBX.
Sangoma has all the different solutions you might need to support your SIP trunking needs. In addition to offering a SIP trunking service ourselves, we offer a hosted cloud PBX solution, enterprise SBCs, gateways and faxing options.
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