SIP Trunking Adoption Set to Reach 58% by 2015

by Istvan Fekete on April 15, 2013

Market research company Infonetics Research has released its latest telephony infrastructure study, “SIP Trunking and SBC Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey,” which offers a cross-sectional view of the latest telco trends, and finds that the SIP trunking trend is poised to grow to 58% by 2015.

The findings of the recently conducted survey have resulted in the 21-page report in which Infonetics interviewed purchase-decision makers at 278 organizations in North America with at least 101 employees, and asked them to share their thoughts on SIP trunking deployment models, drivers and barriers, capacity, interconnections, spending plans and service providers.

“We surveyed close to 300 businesses about their SIP trunking and enterprise SBC plans and one trend is clear: SIP trunking adoption is growing as businesses seek to improve the reliability and lower the cost of communication services,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research and author of the study.

Myers adds, “That said, though more and more companies are implementing SIP trunking, it is far from being the ubiquitous standard of T1 lines or ISDN circuits. T1 lines are still the most commonly used trunking service today, and while their use is declining, our survey shows that North American businesses are using a combination of services; there isn’t going to be a 100% cutover from T1 to SIP. Companies are using SIP trunking for only a portion of their call capacity.”

By 2015, SIP trunking is set to see a 58% penetration rate, up from 38%, the current percentage of SIP trunking adoption. This will also trigger a drop in T1 line usage from 71% (the current adoption rate) to 55% by 2015.

An interesting highlight of the study is that among enterprises not deploying SIP trunking by 2015, high satisfaction rate with existing voice services is the primary reason. However, this is followed closely by the second reason: existing service contract not up for renewal.

In terms of competition, the SIP trunking landscape shows multiple players, as the surveyed decision makers were able to name more than 20 providers already installed or evaluated for future purchase.

For those seeking alternatives in communication and aiming to cut down costs, SIP Trunking is an alternative mechanism to connect phone lines to an organization’s business telephone system. SIP trunking has a long list of advantages such as multiple area codes routing to a single location, SIP fail-over features, SIP Trunk rationalization, and absolute resilience, to name but a few. If you are looking for more information or want to take advantage of the benefits this service offers, visit our SIP Trunking website.

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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