Still Running on PRI or Analog Telco Lines? The Business Case for Affordable SIP Trunk Connections

If your business is still running on PRI or analog lines, now is the time to start considering what virtual SIP trunks can do for you.

SIP Trunking offers a number of benefits over outdated network services such as cost savings, increased flexibility to support a distributed workforce, and added business continuity. By running everything over the Internet, you’re able to gain cloud benefits with your current onsite phone system and increase operational efficiency.

Here are a few things to consider as you look at different SIP providers…

  • Performance with Other Communications Solutions – Knowing how your SIP Trunking solution will perform with your other communications solutions is critical to ensure clear call quality and dependable uptime. Older connectivity solutions aren’t optimized to work with modern UC solutions so the connectivity may not perform as well as it could. Make sure your SIP provider is aware of your current communications solutions, so you are properly configured for success.
  • Complexity, Maintenance & Effort Required – As you evaluate virtual trunks, keep in mind the amount of time you spend maintaining your current solution. Determine how much goes into scaling, configuring and budgeting for your hard lines. With traditional, non-virtual trunks, scaling requires adding new physical lines entails time and money to order and install them. With virtual trunks, all you have to do is contact your provider and you can scale instantly.
  • Support for Future Needs & Growth – If your business is expecting growth or you experience seasonal fluctuations in call volume, SIP Trunking is a great way to save time and money. You can add trunks as needed so you’re able to manage resources more efficiently. SIP Trunking also improves business continuity by delivering built-in redundancy and automatic failover destinations. With legacy connectivity solutions, if something happens to your hard lines, you likely don’t have multiple carriers at your fingertips for backup.
  • Resilient & Redundant – SIP Trunking can be delivered over multiple paths and or sites. No longer do you need to be down because the Carrier has a circuit issue. We can move the SIP Trunks to an alternate path or an alternate site and keep your service up and running until the primary path is fixed.

The benefits of SIP Trunking are numerous and compelling. TCI is ready to help you select and implement SIP services from the best providers. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

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