FAQs About SIP Trunking

What is SIP?

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is used for making concurrent connections within an existing IP infrastructure, and has become the industry standard protocol for enterprise grade VoIP service providers and hardware manufacturers. SIP’s ability to integrate multiple types of devices is one of its primary advantages. SIP Trunking complements or replaces traditional ISDN-PRI or business line services efficiently and cost effectively. An experienced SIP Trunk and phone services provider will ensure your business can move from using traditional telephone lines to SIP Trunking seamlessly and easily.

What is a SIP gateway?

SIP trunking is a direct connection between your business phone lines and an Internet telephony service provider, which enables your business to extend voice over IP (VoIP) telephony beyond your organization’s firewall without the need for an IP-PSTN gateway.

What does SIP mean in today’s business industry?

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a modern method for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions. Common applications for SIP include Internet telephony for voice and video calls, and IMs (instant messaging) via Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

What is a SIP phone system?

SIP phones (also called VoIP phones) are business telephones that utilize VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology to make calls over an IP Network or traditional PSTN networks. SIP phones enable any computer to be used as a telephone, using a broadband connection via a VoIP provider.

How Can My Business Move from Traditional PSTN Phone Lines to SIP Trunking?

As a leading SIP Trunk and global phone service provider, Convergia can work with your company to determine the best business phone system solutions for you, and map out a seamless transition for your company to move from using PSTN lines to leveraging the advantages and cost savings of SIP Trunks.

How Do I Upgrade Internet Service with SIP Trunking?

Once you have selected the best SIP Trunk and phone line service provider for your business, you may want to consider a dedicated Internet line for the SIP Trunk. Some SIP trunk providers can bundle phone service with a dedicated Internet line, keeping your voice traffic separate from your data traffic.

How Do I Find a Reliable SIP Trunk Provider?

It’s important to choose a reliable and experienced SIP Trunk, VoIP and/or telephone line service provider. Convergia, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is one of the best business phone line service providers in the world, and can help your company determine the best phone service solutions and most reliable SIP Trunk phone lines for your business.