SIP trunking is part of the Unified Communications (UC) future according to Matt Vlasach, a mobile architect at Unwired Revolution. Despite the slow take off of SIP trunking capabilities, UC relies on a VoIP based phone system. The improved interoperability between SIP trunking and PBX providers is also leading more customers to look for SIP trunking solutions for phone systems.
To hear Mr Vlasach's full thoughts you can attend the Ingate’s SIP Trunk-Unified Communications Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He will outline his belief that carrier interoperability, cost reductions and improvements in UC-enabled PBXs are the main factors behind the rapid take up of SIP trunking for phone systems.
Basically, although many companies want to take advantage of the cost savings of SIP trunking for phone systems they are hestitant about whether they will be able to integrate it with the current systems, make the relevant upgrades and implement it properly.
Furthermore there is a low-risk alternative to SIP trunking for phone systems in the form of a dynamic-T carrier which relies on a PRI handoff to connect existing PBXs,
and still deliver cost savings.
Mr Vlasach surmised: "SIP trunking for phone systems is a crucial element to the evolution of Unified Communications over the next decade. As UC adoption increases, the usage of SIP trunking will expand beyond simply access to the voice PSTN, but will enable service providers to extend rich media capabilities to their customer’s UC platform, including video, messaging, presence and other emerging cloud-based services."
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