Cloud communications offers a wide range of advantages for businesses of all sizes and verticals. But for many businesses, moving from a premise-based PBX into a hosted model can be a major transition.
Our partner, cielo's Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking adds scalability, flexibility, business continuity and considerable savings to your premise-based PBX. And because our SIP Trunks can be deployed in a blended environment with our unified communications (UC) feature set, they provide employees with instant access to new features and functionalities.
A virtual phone line that utilizes a Broadband connection for access, SIP Trunks are an ideal option for businesses looking for reliable inbound or outbound calling from their premise-based phone system. SIP Trunking is cost-efficient to implement and CAPEX negligent, and offers savings of over 40% compared to traditional POTs and T1/PRI lines. This differentiates from POTs and T1/PRI lines that require planning for peak call times, SIP Trunks can scale up or down as needed based on call volume and staffing requirements. This allows your business to reduce costs even further by only paying for the lines you need.
Our partner, cielo's SIP Trunks are compatible with all major market leading premise PBX equipment and most IAD manufacturers, meaning they can be deployed to virtually any work environment — even when an analog or PRI conversion is required. Once installed, our SIP Trunks offer instant access to high-value calling features like configurable codecs, IP whitelisting, SIP-DTO or automated SIP failover, and Caller ID passthrough. Multiple forms of SIP authentication, including SIP username or DID registration types, provide added security and reliability to every call.
But Unlike a standard SIP Trunking deployment, which simply provides a premise-based PBX access to a PSTN with call paths and DIDs, cielo SIP Trunking provides blended access to our entire Hosted PBX & UC feature sets from the same virtual instance. Employees can take advantage of the full calling capabilities of the cielo UCaaS platform alongside their existing premise-based phone system. This means businesses looking to explore what cloud communications can offer, or looking to support remote workers and“Bring-Your-Own-Device” environments can support their needs without wholly leaving behind their premise-based phone systems.
Deploying SIP Trunks in a blended environment alongside UC functionality also eliminates the need for multiple vendors and competing, often conflicting services. You can be sure that all of your business communications solutions will work seamlessly and in unison — no more complicated workarounds, jumping between solutions, and struggling within compatible options.