Enterprises opting for centralised trunking deployment


An increasing number of enterprises are headed towards utilising a centralised SIP trunking deployment in order to increase network administration efficiency and cut down on costs, says research by Acme Packet, the SIP trunking supplier.

Close to 60 per cent of the surveyed enterprises said that they are implementing, or plan to implement, a centralised SIP trunking deployment in preference to a distributed deployment, says a blog post by the US company.

The blog said that a centralised deployment cuts down on SIP trunks needing to be leased from providers and streamlines administration and network operations, as well as enhancing policy control.

There is an opportunity in overseas markets too big for localisation to be ignored or to risk poor execution.

Speaking about the findings, Acme Packet CTO and co-founder Patrick MeLampy said:

“A lot of the companies that prefer the centralised approach have big, redundant data networks that go to all of those facilities. Imagine a company that has thousands of stores. They also have huge internal data networks connecting all their stores for real-time inventory management and business processes. To take advantage of that network and to consolidate all the communications into a couple of data centres is a preferred option for companies like that.

“There are some requirements for them. They have to be able to manage QoS across that backbone of their large data network. They need to use tools such as MPLS.”

MeLampy went on to say that if these tools are accessible and the companies have a solid network, they are in a position to exchange their data and voice and then consolidate into a couple of different locations. Then they are able to use just a few big SIP trunks based at the centre, as opposed to thousands at the periphery, and consolidate the entire usage to dramatically reduce cost.