Every business needs to advance their technological systems so as to stay ahead of their competitors. Companies need to put in place systems that will enable them to reach out to their clients easily, close deals and increase sales. Session Initiation Protocol abbreviated as SIP is an advanced, user-friendly system that is used to power VoIP. Its maintenance can be done virtually while doing video conferencing, instant messaging and video calls. Here are the keys to successful SIP implementation.
Use a native network
A native network is best suited to carry Session Initial Protocol because it is designed to handle IP traffic. Make sure that your service provider is not using multiple networks that are not designed to handle SIP because this may cause degradation of quality transmission. This may also make troubleshooting and maintenance difficult. The non-native networks use older TDM based systems. Using them will need one to invest more in other implementation equipment and additional work.
Consider future traffic needs
When planning for future bandwidth, take your time to evaluate the traffic carrying capacity. One should account for video, voice, data and any other elements that will be carried by the network. Bandwidth is usually measured by the ability of a network to transfer data from one point to another. One should ensure the delays, latency, speed and jitter are within manageable limits for quality transmission. One should do a projection of the company’s growth to cover for future demands.
Include the advanced features
SIP trunks usually come with a wide array of features. One should ensure that the service provider is implementing all the features before paying for the package. Features such as call path sharing allow for a streamlined call to be shared across different locations. Built in redundancy feature allows calls to be rerouted to through another location in case of mechanical failure in the line. These are some of the advanced features that should be included in the network.
Inform all the company stakeholders about the changes
Alerting the stakeholders about the changes is one of the keys to successful SIP implementation. Your employees should be aware of the changes and the benefits that it brings. The system capability will not be maximized if the end users do not understand its importance. They should have a training session on interoffice communication, procedures for making calls and how to receive voice mails. They should also be aware of the systems capabilities such as working remotely and converting voicemails to data.