Tag Archives: SIP Trunks

Death and SIP Taxes

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling. — Paula Poundstone There are very few things in life that I truly hate.  Yes, there is much that I very much dislike, but hate is such a strong word that I like to […]

Taking the Boredom Out of SIP Trunks

I think it’s an actor’s responsibility to change every time. Not only for himself and the people he’s working with, but for the audience. If you just go out and deliver the same dish every time… it’s meat loaf again… you’d get bored. I’d get bored. — Johnny Depp This will not come as a […]

Using APIs to Change the Role of the Telecom Department

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. — John F. Kennedy My job puts me in front of the telephony departments of small, medium, large, and even gargantuan companies on a very regular basis.  Not tied to any specific industry, […]

2015 SIP Survey

Ask me if I like surprises and the answer will always be, “It all depends.” Do I like the surprise of finding that my car won’t start on a morning where I have a can’t-miss appointment? Absolutely not. Am I thrilled about an unexpected bonus in my paycheck? You bet I am. When I was […]

The Evolution of the SIP Trunk: From Pipe to Solution

I’m no plumber, but I imagine that the first company to introduce PVC pipes into the market did really well. Up until that point, houses and municipalities were fitted with much heavier cast iron, brass, or steel pipes. Compared to their metal counterparts, PVC pipes were easy to manufacture, transport, install, and they weren’t susceptible […]

Eating SIP One Bite at a Time

Question. How do you eat an elephant? Answer. One bite at a time. My piano teacher had those words taped to the wall of his studio and they are as applicable to a large communications project as they are to learning a new piece of music.   You will wind up completely frustrated if you attempt […]

Dipping Your Toes Into the SIP Stream

There are surprises and there are surprises.  For instance, I like it when I come home after a long day at work to find that my wife made dinner reservations at my favorite Saint Paul restaurant – W. A. Frost.    I also like it when I finish my tax returns and discover that I don’t […]

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 […]

Introducing SIP Trunks

In my SIP for Beginners blog article I touched on the subject of SIP trunks.  It’s a topic that I could spend hours writing about and believe me, I am not a slow writer.  There really is that much to say.  I have to start somewhere, though, so I will spend the next few paragraphs […]