SIP Trunking Benefits and Best Practices
Source: Ingate Systems
A SIP trunk is a service offered by an ITSP to use SIP to set up communications between an enterprise PBX and the ITSP. A trunk includes multiple voice sessions - as many as the enterprise needs. While some see SIP as just voice, SIP trunking can also serve as the starting point for the entire breadth of realtime communications possible with the protocol, including Instant Messaging, presence applications, whiteboarding and application sharing. The potential for a rapid return on investment is a key driver of SIP trunk deployments. However, maximum return on investment can be achieved when one extend VoIP outside of the corporate LAN. In terms of infrastructure purchases, SIP trunks provide an immediate cost-savings.