SIP Alternative to ISDN
How can SIP replace ISDN?
18:05 07 September 2017
Many UK businesses that are currently using ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) are looking for an alternative that can offer them with more flexibility, reliability and real value for money. One of the best options is SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), a protocol used in VoIP communications that allows users to make voice and video calls. It allows users from around the world to communicate using their mobile devices and computers over the Internet, which significantly cuts down communication costs. Also, SIP addresses the need for capacity to transfer and process data quickly, often exploring opportunities the cloud is bringing.
This is the reason why the SIP trunk market is growing exponentially and there is no sign that the demand for the technology will decline anytime soon particularly amongst the small and medium sized businesses. Such enterprises recognise that aside from cost-savings, they will also be able to benefit from highly reliable networks that eliminate high latency, which causes dropping and packet loss.
Aside from being cheaper than ISDN, SIP is also more flexible in terms of what telephone numbers businesses can have, is quicker to install and offer a very robust business continuity service that ensures users they will never lose calls.