Today, businesses cannot survive without efficient communication with partners and clients. In the digital age, landline systems of the past have become largely obsolete. You may often hear of VoIP and SIP as two major tech phenomena facilitating calls over the web, often for free.
Voice over IP is a well-known technology for Internet-based calling.
We all know that Skype users can call and see each other, and instant messengers offer similar features free of charge. When two people are online, they can talk freely. But what if you need to reach a cell phone number from an Internet-connected device? This is where SIP termination comes into play. If you choose your provider correctly, the benefits will be tangible.
The abbreviation stands for session initiation protocol, and termination refers to outbound calling. This option enables outgoing calls from Internet-based telephone systems to regular ones, whether cellular, or PSTN (public switched telephone network).
This way, you can make voice calls from your IP-based device (VoIP) to external phone networks anywhere on the planet. This outgoing call option is opposite to SIP origination, which refers to incoming calls to VoIP devices. A special number, referred to as either DID or DDI, will be assigned, and it is suitable for anyone who calls you, whether using a cell phone or PTSN.
When such a call is received, it is directed to your SIP user or IP address and can be answered from a VoIP/SIP device.
Advantages to Consider
The first obvious advantage of using the service is saving on communication costs, which are often significant, especially for international calls. You will be able to contact your partners, both locally and overseas, at a reduced cost.
For example, if you are based in the USA, but communicate with partners in Asia, they may call you on your DID number, which will cost them less. Meanwhile, you will be receiving calls in your American office via IP technology. You may be offered an unlimited number of channels that can be active at the same time, with payment per minute.
Tariffs generally depend on the following factors:
● the provider,
● the number of active lines (unless unlimited),
● the destination country,
● the city,
● the receiver’s mobile operator.
2. Format Diversity
SIP termination will make possible not only voice calls. The service may include extra features, such as video conferencing, instant messaging, streaming media, and even online games.
3. Expanded Reach and Flexibility
There are clear benefits for any company, regardless of type or size. SIP termination offers a market opportunity that should not be overlooked. Multinationals, airports, banks, and hotels are embracing the technology.
Overall, SIP systems are becoming increasingly widespread, and for a good reason. They help companies of any size and sector to streamline communication with partners and customers. SIP enables effortless communication between regular phones and IP-based devices with no geographical constraints.