What is SIP?
SIP, short for Session Initiation Protocol, is an IP telephony signaling protocol used to control voice, video and data sessions. Essentially, SIP describes the communication needed to establish a phone call. SIP has taken the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) world by storm because it is text-based, open for all programmers who wish to develop it, and flexible. These advantages have helped SIP largely replace older protocols.
What Is SIP Trunking?
Trunking refers to the circuitry, switching, firmware, and software that provides connectivity within the Telecom industry. With “SIP Trunking,” the Internet effectively replaces the traditional telephone “trunk” and creates the opportunity for worldwide communication. One of the most significant advantages of SIP trunking is its ability to combine voice, video, and data in a single line. This reduces costs and makes multimedia services more reliable.
What can SIP do for your business?
Boost Network Traffic:
- Eliminates the need for protocol changes or conversions
- Provides seamless communications across multiple IP sites
- Squeezes more capacity out of T-1 circuits using SIP compression technology (SIP does not increase bandwidth)
- Combines Voice and Data traffic on one single circuit and applies Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (Dynamically allows bandwidth for data to expand while bandwidth is not being used for voice. Voice has priority over data.)
- Price based on bandwidth requirements/size, regardless of number of voice lines
- Customizable call plans