IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

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Are SIP trunks as reliable as an ISDN PRI T1?

I’m asked this question a lot, so I thought it’d be a great blog topic.

I don’t think you are as concerned with this as the amber lights in the server room… But if you are making any changes to your company’s phone system, I’m assuming this question is on your mind.

The simple answer is… no. SIP trunks are not as reliable. They are more reliable than a Primary Rate Interface (PRI). But it has nothing to do with the public Internet.

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IDG Contributor Network: As the iPhone turns 10, should we celebrate?

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The iPhone just turned 10 and Apple sold 1.2 billion of the device which has transformed our lives, and reshaped the world economy into the “app economy.” The transportation industry has been deeply disrupted by Uber, and Facebook has redefined advertising while Airbnb has revamped hospitality. It will take years to grasp the profound change triggered by mobile devices on our society, how it has affected our relationships with our loved ones and how it has impacted the way we perceive the world around us, think and act.

If we just look at the bottom line, the app economy has failed to deliver economic growth, and unlike earlier technology revolu…
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IDG Contributor Network: Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

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This is a bummer but I’m going to say it.

Getting a huge fiber Internet connection may not do anything to help your company’s VoIP call quality.

Assuming everything is squared away on your LAN, the most common causes of poor call quality are latency, packet loss and jitter; None of which can be controlled over the public Internet, no matter how much bandwidth you throw at it.

“But what if we have a 1G dedicated Internet connection?” Sorry, it’s not immune.

“But what if it’s fiber from a Tier 1 provider?” Your call quality is still high-risk.

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