With BT having announced that from 2020 you will no longer be able to purchase ISDN circuits as it targets a 2025 switch off date, questions are naturally being asked. We’re here to help your transition to SIP. 2020 is just over a year away. Now is the time to start exploring the benefits of VoIP and SIP technologies.
For modern businesses, there is no longer a good reason to continue working with an ISDN-based telecommunications solution. With the cost saving potential of SIP trunking, as well as its resilience and reliability, it is the common-sense option for any organisation looking to be truly always on, and to provide customers with a first-class experience. The benefits of moving to SIP trunking can transform business communications and the process of switching is simple and safe, even for the most risk averse of businesses.
Advantages of SIP
SIP Trunking is very stable. Rather than being at the mercy of local events such as power or circuit outages, SIP trunking can automatically be rerouted to other offices, mobile phones, or virtually anywhere based on your business rules.
SIP Trunking does not require a significant capital expenditure but immediately begins to reduce costs while also maintaining the features customers have with their local PBX.
The perfect solution for businesses that are starting up, moving office, growing or in fixed-term leases; our SIP trunks enable seamless routing of geographic and non-geographic numbers, to any location.
Converged voice and data network
The transportation of voice uses IP (the communication protocol data networks run on) therefore the management and control of a single network reduces complexity and overhead.
Use your existing PBX
Love your current PBX? One of the key benefits of SIP trunking is its ability to work with all IP PBX. So, you don’t need to spend time training your staff or spend money replacing.
Reduced call cost
This is a no-brainer for you, but your customers might not be aware that SIP trunking can dramatically reduce the cost of making and taking calls.
SIP Trunking provides a gateway to creating an IP-based UC system that brings together voice, data, instant messaging, presence and application sharing.
SIP Trunking can help tie together mobile devices and remote workers by enabling a blend of premise and cloud-based services.
SIP is cheaper on a per channel basis, more flexible in terms of what telephone numbers you can have and where you can have them. It’s quicker to install and can offer a very robust business continuity service that ensures your business never loses calls.
SIP is also the natural choice for unified communications systems such as Microsoft Lync for when you need to extend voice connectivity outside of the office and into the public network. Many clients are now requesting overlays with Lync for user presence and Instant Messaging, which creates more opportunities to upsell to the end user.
Although SIP itself is a standardised protocol, services vary with providers based on several factors. A key focus will be the infrastructure on which the service sits with reliability and security paramount to concerns.
Ensuring a properly designed infrastructure is the first step toward an effective deployment, be it of voice, video or any other Cloud application or virtualised Database. Ultimately, though, any thorough impact assessment is more than just answering a checklist of questions. It relies on a deep understanding of the business problem that must be solved. Only then can the underlying technical requirements be determined.
Excell’s position as a provider who owns, manages and operates its own voice architecture leads to an excellent record of providing secure, reliable solutions.