What is a SIP Trunk?

What is a SIP Trunk?

Good morning Pensacola! Have you ever wondered, “What is a SIP Trunk?”

It sounds like something an elephant would do at the watering hole doesn’t it?

If you’ve ever read anything about VoIP ( voice over internet protocol) , you’ve most likely run into the term “SIP”. I am going to explain what a SIP Trunk is, and give it to you in layman’s terms. In less than three paragraphs, you will have the answer to the question, “What is a SIP Trunk?”.

VoIP related acronyms you need to know what the letters stand for, but don’t have to understand:

  • SIP – Session Initiation Protocol.
  • VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol
  • ITSP – Internet Telephone Service Provider.

Now that you know the acronyms, a SIP Trunk is a type of VoIP used by an ITSP to deliver phone service to an end user.  Clear as mud right?

Understanding SIP trunking as a non technical person may take a little more explaining.  Traditionally, business phone systems work by connecting multiple employee phones to the outside world, using some type of telephone lines.  Many companies use POTs lines (Plain Old Telephone) lines purchased from a local carrier like AT&T. Sometimes you hear them called “analog lines” or “copper” lines.  Other larger companies may use “T1” or “PRI” lines which are just a bundle of several digital phone lines, with some additional functionality.  These are also purchased from a local carrier.

Our Pensacola company provides Pensacola SIP trunks and all along the Gulf Coast as well. Our SIP Trunks replace your old analog or digital phone lines, often at a much lower cost, via your existing internet connection.  (By the way, we can provide your Pensacola business grade fiber optic connections too, or anywhere on the Gulf Coast!)  In a nutshell, phone calls are converted to data just like any other Internet traffic.  As a user, you still pick up the phone and dial a number and it rings on the other side.  They are called “SIP” trunks because they use the “Session Initiation Protocol” to work.  Either way, they are just call paths available for people to pick up their phone and place a call.

The benefits of SIP trunks are very simple and straightforward:

  • Lower cost – SIP trunks can save you up to 50% off your current phone bill.
  • Scales easily – can add/remove lines with a few mouse clicks.
  • Unified Communication – the ability to talk to anyone from any device anywhere.

Data Revolution is an ITSP (Internet Telephone Service Provider) based in Pensacola Florida. We can accomodate all of your SIP Trunk Pensacola area needs.

  • Are you still wondering, “What is a SIP Trunk”?
  • Are you wondering how a SIP Trunk can help your business save money on your monthly phone bill?

When you’re saving up to 50% on your monthly phone charges, trust me, you won’t be wondering “What is a SIP Trunk”.

If you are looking for a more technical discussion of “What is a SIP Trunk”, a good place to start would be reading about SIP. Here’s a good article on Wikipedia about SIP. 

Want to learn more about VoIP and how it can save your business 30-50% every month? Check out our article on our Pensacola VoIP services.

Contact Data Revolution for all your VoIP Pensacola FL, SIP Trunks, and fiber optic high speed data needs.  We are excited about working with you and would be happy to assess your needs and come up with the best solution at the best price.

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-07-04T10:13:46+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Information Technology Demystified|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jay Smith is the Managing Partner of a Pensacola IT Support Company called Data Revolution. Data Revolution provides IT support services and supports cloud based technology services for small and medium businesses in Northwest Florida in and around Pensacola FL. Their mission is to make cloud technology easy and affordable for small and medium businesses while fostering a work environment for its teammates that recognizes and rewards great customer service and long term relationships. Smith is a VoIP voice and data solution design veteran with almost 20 years of experience in professional sales and sales management in both telecommunications and technology.