Most Australians will know that the telecommunications industry was built on copper networks, the limitation with copper is that it is expensive to manage, degrades over time and is affected by water and lightning strikes. The original copper PSTN network also lacked functionality that businesses enjoy today such as call transferring offsite and enterprise grade features, plus has a limitation of bandwidth compared to fibre.
The beauty of fibre is that unlike copper, it is not affected by water or lightning and travels at the speed of light so it has no bandwidth limitations.
With the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia well and truly underway to move away from copper and over to fibre, there has been an exciting new product launched by Telstra for its small to medium business customer base- Business SIP.
What is Business SIP?
In my career in ICT I have seen many businesses struggle with the basic feature set on copper (PSTN) lines, and also experience outages from time to time. It’s very exciting to see a new product set released from Telstra that makes the migration pathway easy, and cost effective for business customers to make the change over to fibre with minimal disruption to their core business.
With Business SIP you get the ability to move your existing numbers, potentially keep your existing phone system with minimal upgrade, and a cost effective business grade phone call quality.
Once set up, you control everything via an online portal. There’s a wide choice of plans, devices and extras. And add-ons including Business Continuity, and the Mobility pack to make calls at home or on the go.
No longer is there such a need for dedicated private IP networks for businesses to manage their voice requirements.
Setting Up Business SIP