A Guide to Implementing SIP Trunks

Over the past few weeks I’ve written several articles on SIP trunks.  I laid out the basics in Introducing SIP Trunks and took it a little further in Choosing a SIP Trunk Provider.  I’ve also written extensively about Session Border Controllers which go hand-in-hand with any SIP trunk implementation.

A week or so ago I decided to flesh out these discussions into something a little more comprehensive than a few pages on an Internet blog.  Now, those of you who know me in “real life” know that I have an extensive background in Avaya technology.  Thus the idea for my “Intelligent Guide to Choosing SIP Trunks for Avaya Aura” was born.

In this guide I define SIP trunks and present some of my thoughts on Return on Investment (ROI) before digging into the configuration aspects of getting those trunks to work on an Avaya Aura system.  You can think of it as a best practices approach.  I took a look at a number of Avaya Application Notes from different vendors and compared their approaches.  I thought about what they had in common and where they differed and tried to separate technology from style.  In the end, I believe I came up with an approach that will makes sense for all carriers.

So, without further delay I would like to give you, my faithful readers, a chance to take a look at my document.  Some of it will look familiar since I based parts on previous blogs.  However, there are several sections that are unique to the document.

The Intelligent Guide to Choosing SIP Trunks for Avaya Aura.

I welcome all comments and ideas.  As I write in the text of the document, one should never implement SIP trunks without first reading the Avaya Application Notes for the particular service provider and hardware combination, but I believe that my document is a great companion to those notes.


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