Industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, expect the market for SIP trunking to reach 10.29 billion dollars by 2020. That’s a boat load of cash, so you have to ask yourself why? Why has the SIP market been so explosive and why are so many businesses cutting traditional phone lines and trusting the cloud? It’s pretty easy to understand when you consider the many benefits SIP trunking users enjoy. Here are the top 10.
# 1 – Sharply Lower Communications Costs
Customers who make the move to SIP can save up to 60% of their communications costs because they eliminate expensive PRI lines and most long-distance charges. What’s more, they get a predictable monthly fee and pay for only what is needed now.
# 2 – Freedom from Old Fashioned Land Lines
Traditional PRI lines require that each circuit is physically connected via cables. This creates the need for expensive termination hardware. SIP connections, on the other hand, are virtual. They are not hindered by hardware, instead, they are only limited by the available internet bandwidth.
#3 – Outstanding Call Quality
SIP trunking providers that use only Tier-1 networks are able to give customers high quality audio that is free from the lag and jitter issues users of unmanaged internet VoIP frequently face.
#4 – No Contracts
SIP.US does not require our customers to enter into a long term contract. This means that you are free to reduce your number of SIP channels if your business needs should change.
#5 – Small Up-Front Investment
Whether your PBX is IP-enabled or not, with SIP trunking you can leverage the investment you’ve already made. There will be some setup fees and customers with older PBX systems may need an inexpensive adaptor device (ATA), but that’s about it.
#6 – Business Continuity
When a weather emergency or some other event keeps your team from getting into your location, SIP calls can easily be rerouted to other offices, mobile devices, or home phones.
#7 – Empower Remote Workers
SIP Trunking brings together mobile devices and remote workers by enabling a blend of premise and cloud-based services.
#8 – Grow On-Demand
Adding traditional PRI lines to a business communication system requires pre-planning and future capacity needs assessment. Not so with SIP. You can add new lines almost instantly whenever they are needed.
#9 – Unified Communications
SIP trunking provides a pathway to a single communications system that combines voice, data, messaging, presence and screen sharing.
#10 – One Network to Manage
With SIP, there is no need to operate and maintain both a data and a telephone network. You simply have one network that handles both.
With all of these advantages, it isn’t surprising that SIP trunking is fast becoming the default way that business communications gets done. If you choose a great SIP trunking vendor, the risk is low and the rewards are great, so there’s no reason to wait.