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The Enterprise's Concerns when it Comes to SIP Trunk Implementation
Last week at ITEXPO (News - Alert) there were a host of discussions surrounding the ever-developing world of SIP trunking and implementation. Leaders from various SIP-based VoIP providers and session border controller manufacturers gathered to discuss the changes in the industry and the best ways to respond to such evolution.
One of the topics of discussion was around the role of the enterprise in the SIP trunking arena. Enterprises are notoriously slow when it comes to adapting new technologies as is natural with their numbers of employees and general dinosaur-like implementation processes. But enterprises need to “fast-track” SIP trunk implementation in order to save money and improve network efficiencies – a challenge for most.
Enterprises have also been slow in deploying session border controllers, which runs parallel to SIP trunk implementation. SBCs can be used in conjunctions with SIP trunks to maintain call control and routing decisions, yet an important discussion last week at ITEXPO highlighted why enterprises are reluctant to deploy such technology.
At the panel discussion, Alan Percy, director of AudioCodes (News - Alert), said that he thinks the answer is education. “[Enterprises] haven’t figured it out yet – how vital the SBCs are for protecting against threats and ensuring interoperability.” Unfortunately, that failure to realize has resulted in slow adoption.
If the answer is education, then an upcoming webinar might be of help in this regard. On February 15 at 2pm ET, XO Communications (News - Alert) will host a webinar all about SIP trunk implementation and how businesses can take the steps necessary to ensure interoperability.
The webinar will ruminate on the key factors to ensuring interoperability of network elements over a SIP trunk-based wireless area network (WAN). SIP trunk deployment doesn’t have to be scary. The webinar plans to point out just how.
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca