SIP TRUNKING SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES
SIP trunks give your business full control over internet-based calling. Speak to Little IT to find out how SIP trunking can unlock new voice, video and messaging applications, as well as desktop sharing, web conferencing, and shared whiteboards.
WHAT IS A SIP TRUNK?
Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP, is the way you achieve a voice over IP (VoIP) call. It’s an application layer protocol for setting up real-time sessions of audio and/or video between two endpoints (phones). Simply put, SIP is the technology that creates, modifies, and terminates sessions with one or more parties in an IP network, whether a two-way call or a multi-party conference call.
HOW DOES SIP TRUNKING WORK?
A SIP trunk is the virtual version of an analogue phone line. Using SIP trunks, a SIP provider can connect one, two, or twenty channels to your PBX, allowing you to make local, long distance, and international calls over the Internet. If you have an on-premises PBX in your office, a SIP trunk provider can connect to you and allow you to make outbound calls on your existing system, without restrictions on the number of concurrent calls.
THE BENEFITS OF BUSINESS SIP TRUNKS?
There are numerous potential advantages to switching to SIP trunks for your business:
Enjoy many IP features
- Converting to SIP trunks enables your legacy phone systems to benefit from a whole host of modern IP features, including:
- Enhanced functionality, including improved support for video messaging, conference calls and media sharing
- Call recording provided via SIP, rather than at at private branch exchange (PBX) level
- Create new fixed-line numbers for your business with local area codes, rather than being limited by your geographical location
Reduced costs on lines coming into the business when numbers are ported
Save multiple costs
With a suitable internet connection – whether supplied and managed by Little IT or an existing solution – SIP trunks enable business voice calls to be routed through the internet via our carrier-grade network, delivering competitive call rates, even for international calls.
For legacy systems that do not allow VoIP, Little IT can install and manage ISDN conversion units that convert analogue calls to SIP, without affecting any aspect of the existing system. This eliminates unnecessary expenses such as hardware purchases, installation and maintenance costs.
Future-proof your phone setup
The traditional ISDN phone network is set to be turned off entirely in the next few years, with an expected date of 2025 set in the UK. By converting to a modern voice solution now, you will be protecting any future investments you make within your communication network, and ensure you will be ready for the future of business communications.
HOW MUCH DO SIP TRUNKS COST?
The cost of SIP trunking can vary depending on your business needs, but typically businesses can expect to pay a setup fee and monthly costs of £8-£50 per trunk.
Many SIP trunking providers offer plans that provide unlimited inbound and outbound, local and long distance calls on a per channel/call basis. Each channel provides the ability to make or receive a single call. Once you have filled all of your channels, you will be unable to make or receive additional calls. Additional channels can always be added for more capacity by contacting your provider. This type of SIP trunking service allows businesses a way to easily budget their telecom spending.
HOW CAN LITTLE IT HELP?
If you are looking for a SIP trunk provider that can deliver the highest quality of service for your business, look no further than Little IT. Our network provider is an award-winning independent provider of communication services for organisations all over the world, and can work flexibly to find the very best solution for you.
By choosing Little IT as your SIP trunk supplier, your will unlock the following benefits:
A fully managed end-to-end service, meaning you can work with a single trusted provider over all aspects of network usage, accessibility, security and monitoring
An enterprise-grade network, with proactive monitoring via sophisticated bespoke software providing us with clear performance metrics.
A highly diverse carrier network that provides guaranteed call quality and allows each segment of our voice platform to operate regardless of interconnect outages
Transparent oversight on all equipment, with notifications sent to engineers to ensure the end user is notified of potential disruptions or issues before they have even been noticed.
We are a fully independent company that provides the same quality of service as a big brand, meaning you will always receive friendly and personalised customer service from us, with a focus on custom network solutions tailored to your specific needs.
WE WORK WITH
MS TEAMS DIRECT ROUTING
The Little IT Company can integrate into your Microsoft Office 365 platforms and offer PSTN/Telephony services via our certified cloud gateways.
INTERNET AND CONNECTIVITY
The Little IT Company deliver our own internet services to ensure reliable and stable connectivity.We only use equipment from top communication brands to give you complete peace of mind.