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Jul 31 2009   3:12AM GMT

SIP Trunking: The Key to Maximizing UC Benefits



Posted by: Tony Bradley
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deployments
MPLS
SIP
SIP trunking
UC
Unified Communications
VoIP

VoIP and unified communications each have a lot of promise in and of themselves. They each deliver innovative tools that allow businesses to operate more effectively and efficiently. As the Executive Summary of this presentation states though, deploying UC is not without challenges.

Too often, organizationsgo down the path of deploying new technology with old technology principles in mind and UC is no different. Many of the early adopter deployments of VoIP and UC were designed exactly the same as the old systems, severely limiting the overall value of UC, which is a highly flexible, IP-based solution.

Migrating from traditional trunk lines to SIP trunking is a very simple, cost-effective change to open doors to other advanced services that can enhance a UC deployment. SIP trunking will allow companies to recognize the following benefits:

  • Dramatically lower the overall cost of communications
  • Extends UC to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and other cloud-based options
  • Accelerates UC deployments through the simplification of network design
  • Easier migration to other advanced services such as mobile integration and MPLS networks

For more about SIP trunking and the impact that SIP trunking has on a successful UC deployment, check out this TechTarget presentation: SIP Trunking Is Key to Accelerating Unified Communications Deployments

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