BT has announced its plan to completely shut down the ISDN network by 2025 so it is only a matter of time before businesses must upgrade their telecommunications and plan their move to SIP.

Switching from traditional telephone lines to more sophisticated SIP trunks or Hosted PBX services should be a priority. The costs are significantly lower, whilst also providing number flexibility and improved business continuity.

ISDN struggles to cope with the demands of the modern business. A lack of scalability makes adding and removing capacity costly and time inefficient and remote telecoms connectivity for a mobile workforce is impossible to implement. In addition, cost inefficiencies make cost containment extremely difficult.

The answer is to replace ISDN with a more flexible solution – SIP trunking – which addresses these challenges and more. SIP trunking is a future-forward solution; it enables business agility and can bring about immediate cost savings. Its virtual nature also means that it is easy to scale the network to match demand.

All businesses have different priorities. Some may be voice-critical, with the smallest period of downtime leading to disastrous results. Others may be heavily influenced by seasonal demands, so telephony systems must be easily scalable. Or, they may simply need to keep costs down. Whatever the situation, SIP has something to offer.

For businesses that rely on 10 or more channels of ISDN, switching to SIP can deliver immediate cost savings. SIP channel rentals and calls are typically up to 40% cheaper than traditional ISDNs and businesses have the extra benefit of consolidating their voice and data services into one single line for further savings.

If you are opening a new office or moving premises, looking to reduce costs or are worried about disaster recovery, then speak to Purchase Direct about SIP and Hosted services.