SIP Trunk is a virtual telephone line service offered by ITSPs, they deliver the trunk phones through the Internet instead of traditional PSTN lines (copper phone lines). There are other means where Trunking can be delivered but it's preferred via IP nowadays. Hence, becoming more popular and ideal solution for companies due to its less costly, reliability and flexibility.
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It's recommended that the upload speed should be equal. In traditional telephone system, when a call is placed by someone, the call is directed to the telephone provider’s company (PSTN), which will direct to the receiver’s PSTN and in turn this will be forwarded to the receiver’s telephone line. This is also called as Legacy Connection.
In SIP Trunking, when someone calls from an external source, the calls will be directed to their telephone service provider (PSTN), who will forward to the receiver’s ITSP and then the ITSP will send this to the receiver’s IP address through internet and the receiver’s router will identify this as a SIP incoming call and will send to the receiver’s company’s phone system (PBX). The PBX will recognize the number which has been dialed and will direct it to the particular telephone client.
When this process is done in reverse, the user dials the number and the call is processed in his PBX, which transmits analog voice into digital packets and will send to the router. The router prioritizes voice incoming and outgoing calls based on its configuration. The router will take this call to the ITSP through the internet. The ITSP will direct to the proper PSTN and finally the PSTN will deliver the call to the related telephone line or mobile phone.
In order to use SIP-Trunking, the following requirements have to be in place:
Businesses of all size and really good for advertising. This is because separate DID numbers can be assigned to receive calls from customers through various advertising platforms. For example, a customer who sees an advertisement in TV dials the number as 555-1000, his calls can be directed to a separate telephone as ‘TV Ads’, another customer calls the same company by looking at a paper advertisement as 555-1001, his calls can be directed to a separate number assigned as ‘Paper Ad’. In this way, the company can know the responses from various advertising Medias.
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