Learn What SIP Trunks Are & How They Can Benefit Your Business
What Is SIP Trunking?
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunks are cloud-based/virtual phone lines. As a standard method of managing VoIP (voice over internet protocol) systems, SIP allows for calls to be made and received over an internet connection instead of traditional copper phone lines. SIP is a coding language similar to the type used by websites, making it ideal to use with a VoIP system. Telecom service providers (TSPs) can supply an SIP trunk and use it to connect channels to a PBX (private branch exchange).
The word “trunks” comes from the telecom industry’s past, in which copper phone lines were grouped and bound together, creating large trunks of cable.
Choosing An SIP Provider
Whether your goal is to reduce costs, add network and telecom features, or increase the flexibility and scalibility of your business phone system, working with a provider you trust is key. A good telecommunications provider will take the time to explain all your options and answer any questions you have about implementing SIP trunks.
Be sure to ask about and research:
- Pricing – Costs and service can vary, be sure to compare apples to apples.
- Security – Look for a secured network with system monitoring.
- Support – Is it an option? What are the hours?
- Number Porting – Can the provider port your existing numbers.
If you have additional questions about SIP trunking and what it can do for your business, let us know or request a free consultation with one of the telecommunication experts at Class5 Technologies.