Almost a third of businesses have deployed SIP trunking

Almost a third of businesses have deployed SIP trunking

A new survey conducted by Sonus has found that almost a third of businesses are now taking advantage of the wide-ranging benefits of SIP trunking.

Although the technology is in the early stages of deployment a third of respondents to the poll reported either "significant use" or "extensive use" of SIP trunks.

Those that have implemented the technology have been making average savings of 33 per cent.

Cost-cutting was a major driver of implementation, but many companies cited the ability to add new SIP-based features such as presence or Unified Communications as an important factor in their decision.

Steve Taylor, editor-in-chief and publisher for Webtorials, the research firm that conducted the survey, said: "SIP has been a relevant topic for almost a decade but we are just now seeing the adoption and implementation of the technology take off as the barriers to implementation disintegrate."

VoIP, Unified Communications and video conferencing were highlighted as the most important types of media to be controlled via SIP.