March 27, 2012
SIP Trunking Continues to Explode
By Jamie Epstein
TMCnet Web Editor
If you are even a little involved in the technology world, you are more than aware that SIP trunking is here and showing no sign of going anywhere anytime soon. Based upon the Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP), it is utilized by Internet telephony service providers to power telephone services and unified communications to customers who have implemented SIP-based IP-PBXs and unified communications into their operations.
As more and more businesses continue to turn to SIP trunking services to connect their IP-based communications systems, both SMB and SME markets are helping this market grow at an extremely rapid pace.
A recent survey published by Voice Report revealed that while at this time only one-third of survey participants revealed they are currently utilizing SIP trunking, 56 percent of individuals who responded will be expanding their investments in this technology this year.
Some other key findings include that 74 percent will now be able to seamlessly integrate a variety of telecom services due to the features powered by robust SIP trunking services, 60 percent of SIP trunking users report savings of 10 percent or more, and 58 percent intend to deploy SIP trunking services to more locations within a short period of time.
SIP trunking solutions help empower employees to work on-the-go while remaining just as productive as they would be in the confinements of an office. However, an important part of SIP trunking is a Session Border Controller which can help to protect a company’s voice network from poor quality and other associated problems.
Additionally, SIP trunking eliminates the requirements to have lots of equipment reside at a customer location, as calls are now being sent directly to service providers who have the responsibility of deciding the best place to route the call, as well as how to transition the call from IP to TDM.
In the video above, InGate’s President Steve Johnson (News - Alert) talked to TMCnet about the ways in which he has seen SIP trunking grow over recent months. Johnson said, “An important trend is SIP trunking is working and a valuable thing for enterprises to do.”
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin