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Sprint, the mobile operator, has made SIP trunking available to a wider territory, and will now cover 12 countries in Europe. The firm’s goal is to fulfil the needs and wants of businesses with multiple branches.

SIP trunking is a business VoIP that enables a company to replace pricey physical trunks which connect a PBX (private branch exchange) to a virtual trunk network, employing just one IP connection. SIP trunking is predominantly used for delivering telephony services.

Sprint’s solution enables connection from number locations to occur over a single set of SIP trunks, with calling plans, emergency services and local contact numbers all maintained. This cuts down the trunks which are needed, limiting operating costs and streamlining the network.

The company’s international and solutions sales vice president, Tim Donahue, said:

“Flexibility and scalability are key advantages of SIP Trunking and we are pleased to extend these benefits to businesses with operations in Europe.

“Sprint’s simple and flexible MPLS solution is the foundation for SIP Trunking and allows IP PBXs to deliver the features and functionality businesses are accustomed to using for voice calling along with Class of Service support of other real-time data.”

In a survey of 200 businesses in North America, 58 per cent said that they plan on using SIP trunks before 2015. That’s a 20 per cent increase on the number of businesses employing it today. The Infonetics Research study also found that there is an expected decline of T1 lines from 71 per cent to 55 per cent in 2015.

Diane Myers, a principal analyst at Infonetics Research, said that although the T1 lines are far from dead, adopting SIP trunking is a growing trend among businesses looking to cut down on cost of communication services, as well as enhance their reliability

Callum Byrnes