BlogThe Undeniable Benefits of SIP Trunking for Telecom

The Undeniable Benefits of SIP Trunking for Telecom

July 30, 2015, Expense Management

Enterprises are perpetually faced with top down initiatives to lower cost and leverage new technology through network migration. The trend today is migrating to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and other converged IP services. To do so, IT and Telecom departments need to be armed with detailed information to make informed decisions about their network to increase productivity and savings. Oftentimes this information is not readily available and the enterprise is not positioned to take advantage of technological advances in a cost effective and efficient manner. This transition to SIP trunking for telecom, once implemented, will offer immediate cost-savings over legacy connections.

How it Works

VOIP is the most common IP telephony solution, however, SIP is quickly replacing it due to its flexibility, cost savings and convenience. SIP replaces standard phone lines and the need for multiple services and devices since its lines are virtual. The Internet Service Provider (ISP) integrates the organization’s multiple communication channels. All that is required are a PBX with a SIP trunk side, an enterprise edge device and the SIP trunking service provider.

Benefits of SIP Trunking for Telecom

So, what makes SIP trunking the must-have for telecom management success? Think large-scale consolidation, for both small and large organizations. The flexibility it affords is unparalleled in that there are no rules around data streams, allowing for various real-time, multimedia channels including voice connections, instant messages, video, file transfers and more.

SIP trunks also provide the opportunity for rapid return on investment. “Network architects and procurement managers can leverage SIP trunking services to slash enterprise telecom expenses by up to 50%,” according to Gartner. In addition, calls between SIP users are free. Overall ROI may be achieved in only months.

Risk mitigation is another factor to consider when discussing SIP and reliability of communications. Since SIP service is virtual, calls can be routed to any pre-determined line should unforeseen circumstances create potential downtime.

Additional benefits from Ingate’s SIP Trunking Benefits and Best Practices white paper include:

  • Elimination of costly BRIs (Basic Rate Interfaces) and PRIs (Primary Rate Interfaces)
  • No additional gateway and line purchases during growth
  • Bandwidth optimized by supporting data and voice jointly
  • Calls global or local cost the same

 Successful Use Cases

Calero, the leader in Enterprise Communication Management, has the solution. By coupling our Expense Management, Usage Management and Business Analytics offerings, Calero will bring this information to the forefront allowing organizations to be nimble and strategic when embarking on change.

How Calero used the VeraSMART platform to help clients migrate to SIP:

  • VeraSMART analytics allows customers to evaluate and prioritize cut over schedules by providing visibility into current TDM voice usage costs by location and evaluate the financial benefits of SIP.
  • VeraSMART’s MACD process allows customers to track and manage the orders and disconnects associated with migrating technologies, ensuring that carriers stop billing for disconnected services and that new services are billed at correct rates. This protects the ROI associated with their SIP implementation while incorporating change management through ongoing financial visibility and responsibility.
  • VeraSMART allows for the equitable allocation of carrier SIP charges based on actual PBX usage.

Learn more about our Telecom Expense Management solutions.

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