Why Should a Business Change to SIP?

28th Oct, 2015 - in All Blogs - by e4k

Many businesses in the UK are running their business over traditional analogue and digital (ISDN) lines.

SIP is a virtual exchange line that works over your broadband service. This naturally reduces cost as it utilises one service to deliver all your business needs.

So the biggest question is, how SIP saves me money?

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• SIP Trunks should be around 50% cheaper on rental than traditional lines

• Call costs will be reduced by around 10-25%
• Full resilience (SIP Trunks can be configured with a failover line along with a manual portal override which means no more waiting on BT to divert calls)
• One service to deliver both Voice and Internet

Now you know how it can save you money. What do I need to enable SIP to work?

Your Internet speed will need to be around 8Mbps

VoIP Phone System or SIP Application

Whilst working at CDI Comms Ltd I have noticed a big swing in client taking SIP over traditional exchange lines. I would even say that 60% of solutions created are now SIP.

Within the next five years SIP will be the main delivery method for exchange phone lines. You will find that when asking for a phone system or phone lines that most quotes will include SIP and VoIP.

During a BT Group Q3 2014/15 results announcement Gavin Patterson, BT Group CEO, has stated that BT intend to migrate all customers on to the IP network by 2025. There has been much deliberation in the industry as to when BT might switch off the PSTN and ISDN networks but there has never been a date set until now – See more at: http://commsbusiness.co.uk/news/bt-set-firm-date-to-switch-off-isdn-network/#sthash.mQY1doE2.dpuf

I find using industry leaders to deliver SIP trunks such as Gamma to be the most reliable and stable SIP platform along with the Panasonic NS700 and Mitel 400 phone systems.

Overall I would recommend any business with reliable broadband should be considering moving to SIP to increase resilience and reduce cost.