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Podcast: How to Deploy International SIP Trunks

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Join Kevin Gulley of The UC Buyer in his podcast with Brian Harrington of Tata Communications as he discusses the challenges of deploying international SIP trunks.

The UC Buyer podcast series talks with industry thought leaders about communications technology trends.

Differences Between North American and International SIP Trunk Markets

Harrington explains differences between the North American SIP trunking market and the international SIP trunking market.

Historically, SIP trunking has grown faster in the U.S. for two reasons – technology and the regulatory environment.

There were, and in some cases there still are, a lot more regulations in Asia and Europe.

The FCC, even with all of its rules and regulations, “has allowed Voice over IP and SIP trunking to flourish in the U.S.,” says Harrington.

The U.S. has done a good job of allowing carriers and customers to “evolve with SIP trunking.”

Lately though the EU has standardized regulations in Europe which is helping carriers and customers alike and driving SIP trunking growth overseas.

In this podcast you’ll learn more about the international challenges of SIP trunking including:

  • Differences between U.S. market and international – the speed at which its’ been deployed – only a few years ago it was hard to get SIP connections in Europe
  • Regulations vary country by country
  • Companies everywehre are looking to centralize their voice traffic, data centers, and looking to stack applications but the regulatory environment doesn’t always make this easy
  • When an enterprise wants to deploy SIP globally they can’t take a cookie cutter approach – The U.S. and Canada have been the easiest environments to operate in while it’s been very challenging in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
  • Are international companies seeing the same cost savings benefits? – Where the technology exists, they’re going to see extreme savings
  • International carriers are struggling with mix of TDM and IP
  • Eventually enterprises aren’t going to have a choice, they’ll be forced into it SIP trunking – Millenials are demanding voice and video all at once, it’s how consumers want to interact and communicate
  • Verizon and AT&T in the U.S. are shifting their calls over to their SIP networks and phasing out TDM by 2020. Is this happening in other countries? Most carriers will at least convert their backbone to IP

Listen to the Podcast: Challenges and Opportunities in Deploying SIP Trunking Internationally