This is a hot topic today. Whether you’re a company that wants to represent yourself in other markets cheaply, or one that really believes in central management of your voice network, SIP Trunking is something you need to look into. It’s amazing how quickly technology spreads – like wild fire in many cases. In early 2007 one of my business partners, Ross Taylor from Axess Communications asked me if any of my customers were ordering this. At the time I knew little about SIP – things have changed today. Axess sells IP/PBX systems for many businesses across Colorado.
Many of the carriers offer some form of SIP service today. XO Communications says the following on their website, “SIP provides the direct connection to the XO IP network and eliminates the costs associated with the purchase, support and maintenance of media gateways while reducing the recurring costs of separate Public Switched Telephone Network and data circuits.
Qwest is now in the game too. On their website they state, “Qwest iQ SIP Trunk enables the origination and termination of local voice, dedicated long-distance, as well as domestic and international toll-free service across a single broadband connection. It is designed to work in conjunction with Qwest iQ Networking service, which includes a secure, managed, fully interoperable and scalable suite of wide area network (WAN) services.”
Learn what you can about SIP service as it will become a technology that is more widely used in the future. It could very well be part of your business solution moving forward.