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Evaluating private point to point circuits – what should you look for?

Posted by Pure IP News on 18-Jun-2015 08:50:00

Point_to_Point_Circuits_Blog_ImageAs international businesses expand they have to protect themselves against a patchwork quilt of local network providers to support each regional or country specific office. The need for a reliable, future proofed, cost effective communications solution is paramount when any new office location is opened and a common reaction is to seek out a local provider. However, if left unchecked an expanding business can quickly develop a disparate communications network that causes headaches for Unified Communications (UC) specialists as they battle with multiple network providers.

UC specialists in global organisations want a single telephony provider that can support a complex mix of voice communications, data networking and transaction processing performing on a 24/7 basis. They require a communication network that has suitable bandwidth and a robust IT infrastructure that can support a complex mix of solutions, in addition to Cloud technologies and multi-device users. It is this complex requirement that leads global organisations to seek out private point to point circuits to support their global communications.

An international SIP Trunk provider should be able to support this complex mix and also provide a separate voice network from the data network, so that call quality remains high, Internet speed isn’t impacted when in heavy use and the connection is consistent.

When voice and data is carried over the same network a conflict of services begin to arise. Some Internet providers will run voice over their connection, but global organisations need a SIP Trunk provider that is carrier neutral and can work over any connection, keeping voice and data separate so that responsibilities remain clear. The result is that global organisations benefit from a communications network that isn’t restricted, has improved uptime, sufficient bandwidth and a reduction in network congestion.

Be wary of Internet providers that run voice over their Internet as their primary selling point. Global businesses should seek out carrier neutral providers that can support any connection and can also provide private point to point circuits.

Benefits of private point to point circuits

When deciding on a SIP Trunk provider it makes good sense to consider your specific telephony and communication requirements and choose a provider that has proven it can meet those particular requirements, rather than making you change to fit to their network capabilities.

For example, businesses that want to migrate from ISDN to SIP Trunks should have the flexibility to use their SIP Trunk provider’s existing network for their own private point to point circuits, whilst ensuring they receive the best possible quality of service.

A private point to point circuit gives reassurance to large global organisations, as they can be confident that their network remains secure and separate from the public Internet. Therefore, the data that is transferred across that network remains inside the organisation’s firewall and under the security control of the IT department.

Having a centralised SIP Trunk solution with private point to point circuits not only brings disparate phone systems together to free up different offices from different providers, but it also means that the IT departments in global organisations can stick to one IT policy, behind one firewall and have a single connection from its network to the network of its chosen SIP Trunk provider. The implementation should be simple and not complicate the organisation’s network design, making the UC Specialist’s life easier with the added benefit of free Internet back up in the event of a disaster.

When deciding on a SIP Trunk provider and the use of private point to point circuits, there is a lot to consider outside the usual factors of cost, security, reliability and scalability. So why not get in touch and speak to one of our sales teams who would be happy to discuss your specific requirements in more depth, or you can sign up for our free trial and try our SIP Trunk service for yourself. Just click the button below to register or to find out more.

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Topics: SIP Trunking