SIP Trunking Contracts Part 2:
Fix (or Work Around) Limits on Your Flexibility
No Jitter (www.nojitter.com)
Deb Boehling, Ben Fox, Hank Levine, David Lee
This is the second in a two-part article on procurement issues in SIP trunking, authored by the leading attorneys and consultants in the field, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby and their associates, TechCaliber Consulting. Part One can be found here.
SIP trunking’s key value proposition is that it gives enterprises the ability to replace existing local and long distance TDM voice services with a consolidated IP-based voice solution that leverages existing data network infrastructure at a lower cost. But the migration can create problems under existing contracts because it involves moving services and spend away from your current voice agreements/suppliers/commitments to a data network agreement that may be with different suppliers and, even if it is with the same supplier, may have separate commitments. Here’s a look at the issues this presents, and some things to keep in mind as you negotiate your SIP trunking agreement/attachment.
Problems with Your Existing Contracts