Elastic SIP Trunking Explained
Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP, is a signaling protocol used in VoIP apps for initiating, maintaining, and terminating multimedia system communications sessions. SIP protocols are the standard for VoIP communications.
An elastic SIP trunk carries several VoIP streams at once. We can define elastic SIP trunking as a technology that enables a business to connect to the VoIP service provider over a traditional phone line and service. Elastic SIP trunking happens when an internet service provider (ISP) connects to a VoIP provider using a SIP trunk.
SIP trunking has become more common with the rise of VoIP services. The technology allows companies to move their traditional landline telephones over to their VoIP provider. Companies don’t need to purchase new phones or hardware; they simply need to use the existing hardware and plug it into the ISP/VoIP company’s network for them to communicate via VoIP. This is why many businesses make this switch, whether for cost-cutting purposes or for the convenience of having everything done in one place.
Elastic SIP Trunking Advantages
Elastic SIP trunking has several benefits over traditional landline services including:
- Lower operating costs and maintenance fees, as there are no longer any landline bills.
- Higher reliability due to the fact that ISPs have more backup options than traditional landlines.
- The ability to choose your own SIP trunking provider and switch providers if you’re not satisfied with your current setup.
- The ability to easily port your existing number (or get a new one if necessary).
- Enhanced security, as you are no longer reliant on local phone wiring for protection from malicious attacks. Your data is transmitted via the Internet instead of through local phone lines, making it more secure against unauthorized access.
- The ability to access a number of features, including voicemail, call forwarding, and caller ID.
- Easy set-up and management, as the SIP trunking provider, handles all of the technical details for you.
- A more reliable connection, as data is sent over multiple networks. If one network experiences congestion or goes down, your data can still be transmitted via another network.
- Increased flexibility in terms of how you use the system and how many phones you need to connect to it—for example, you can add or remove phones from your system without worrying about updating your landline phone service with your local phone company. This is especially useful for businesses with employees who frequently move around or work from home.
- The ability to use multiple landline phones with the same phone number. This is especially useful for businesses that want multiple lines for different departments but don’t want to pay for various phone numbers. For example, a company could have an 800 number for its sales department, 817-555-1212 for its customer service department, and 817-555-1234 for its marketing department. All three lines would be routed through your SIP trunking provider in this scenario. Still, each department would have its own extension (i.e., sales could be extension 1001, customer service could be extension 1002, and marketing could be extension 1003).
Signalmash Elastic SIP Trunking Solutions
Signalmash offers straightforward elastic SIP trunking solutions for businesses that want to improve customer communications and reduce costs. Reach out to us today and discover how you can power up your phone system with our state-of-the-art elastic SIP trunking. We’ve been in the telecom industry for more than a decade and can provide solid SIP trunking solutions no matter what stage of growth your business is in.
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