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Comprehensive Study on SIP Trunking Reflects Emerging Enterprise Adoption

Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in SIP communications, today released the results of a global study which quantifies large enterprises deployment status, plans and attitudes about SIP Trunking and, by extension, Session Border Controllers. Commissioned by Sonus and conducted by Webtorials Editorial and Analyst Division, the "2012 SIP Trunking State-of-the-Market Report" found that during VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a fully mature innovation within corporate networks for intra-company communications, SIP Trunking, by contrast, is on the whole in the early stages of deployment. To tell the truth, approximately two-thirds of the respondents reported either "Significant Use" or "Extensive Use" of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), during only about one-third of the respondents reported either "Significant Use" or "Extensive Use" of SIP Trunks. Among those using SIP Trunks, significant cost savings have been realized, with an average savings on the order of 33%.

The study featured responses from IT professionals at near 300 large enterprises. Among those respondents who have "Significant" or "Extensive" use of VoIP the study found that saving money is most important, however increased functions are as well important.

The top inhibitor among non-implementers

The top inhibitor among "non-implementers" was not surprising, as 29% responded that services were not available at all of their network locations.

With the second generation of SBCs emerging, a number of additional features beyond security are now becoming available. Because of the critical role of SBCs in all types of communications, unrelated to security, "Reliability" ranks as the most important SBC feature for users at 88%. "Scalability" is a very strong second - at 78%, the high rank underscores that respondents understand multimedia communications mandate scalability for both multiple users and modes of communication. On a related note, 59% of respondents stated that their SBC must be "Capable of handling different types of multimedia traffic." "Support for trunks with SIP and non-SIP traffic" was as well significant at 58% as users evidently desire the capability to support both SIP and non-SIP traffic on the same trunk, allowing for dynamic utilization of all available bandwidth.

"SIP has been a relevant topic for nearly a decade however we are just now seeing the adoption and implementation of the innovation take off as the barriers to implementation disintegrate," said Steve Taylor, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for Webtorials. "The '2012 SIP Trunking' State of the Market report identifies the growing trend of large enterprise SIP Trunking deployments and outlines how the value users seek goes beyond cost savings to enable new features and applications."
"Large enterprises continue to seek more and more efficient and flexible communications network foundation as a way to reduce complexity and cost, during increasing capability," said Wes Durow, Vice President of Global Marketing at Sonus. "This study from Sonus and Webtorials reflects the growing momentum behind SIP Trunking deployments as a way to drive cost savings, during enabling new features just as Unified Communications or video across the whole of a company."

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The world's leading communications service providers

Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the then and there generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With clients around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

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