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SIP Trunking: More than just convergence to your existing data carrier

  • TC2 Blog
  • 11/29/2011
  • David Rohde

The nation’s biggest carriers – okay, AT&T more than Verizon – have been following a distinct pattern when it comes to SIP Trunking.

In the first phase, the carrier heartily endorses the new service in public but can’t believe that you, a real-life customer, would actually want to buy it. In the second phase, the carrier actually offers the service, but on an underlying network platform that you probably don’t have and don’t want, and on the worst possible terms. In the third phase, the carrier finally offers a robust service, and says you’d better buy it from them rather than someone else or you’ll be in big trouble.