Written on Oct 18, 2021.
It’s a question often asked, “What’s the difference between VoIP and SIP?
Here, we’ll explain what SIP Trunking vs VoIP are, how they work, and help you decide whether SIP or VoIP is right for you.
VoIP stands for ‘Voice over Internet Protocol’ and describes calls made using the internet. VoIP converts your voice calls into data packets that can be transmitted over the internet. The important thing to note here is that VoIP is a voice service, which is key to the difference between it and SIP.
SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol and is different to VoIP. It manages not only your voice calls, but also multimedia communication, including video calls, instant messaging, media distribution and a whole lot more.
SIP is a specific type of protocol that facilitates VoIP. That’s because several devices or endpoints can communicate simultaneously, it’s scalable, calls are clearer, QoS is higher and line rental and phone calls are a lot more affordable.
It’s no surprise that we’re going to tell you that, in the battle between VoIP and SIP, SIP is the winner. If you’re running a PBX or other unified communication system in your office, there really isn’t any competition here.
We’ve already mentioned that SIP is capable of carrying all of your multimedia communications, which is a major draw card for businesses using an office phone system. But there are a lot more benefits of going with a SIP provider:
The cost of line rental is significantly lower than traditional PSTN lines and local, mobile, national and international calls are also a lot more affordable than they used to be.
Your SIP provider, like Bulk Solutions, can scale the size of your office phone network up or down without having to come into the office to install new equipment and without major cost.
When you go with a provider that’s out to give you the best service available, they’ll talk to you about your data service and help you decide how to run your SIP service with the highest Quality of Service possible.
SIP offers more re-routing options for redundancy than PSTN or ISDN service.
Unlike PTSN and ISDN services, SIP can be carried over any data network type, including fiber, copper and wireless networks.
Technically, there isn’t a competition between SIP Trunking vs VoIP, because SIP is really just a protocol used to achieve VoIP… which still has it’s place.
Knowing about VoIP and SIP can be the difference between an efficient phone experience and an unreliable one.
If you’re interested in switching to SIP, we are ready to answer any question you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to keep Bulk Solutions in mind for your telecommunication needs where we value Quality and Reliability above all else.