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Reading, UK, 29th September 08 – British managed VoIP and data communications provider 8el is formally launching its SIP trunking solution at IP 08 (London Earls Court, 1- 2 October). This enables VoIP customers to reduce the costs associated with telephony, while providing greater flexibility over numbering and scalability. The addition of SIP trunking brings some of the cost benefits available through VoIP to both IP- enabled and non-IP enabled PABXs. For further information please visit

8el is now one of few communications providers to make the benefits of SIP trunking available as a commercial service to business users and has already successfully deployed the service to a number of UK customers.

SIP (Session Internet Protocol) trunking enables customers to reduce or even eliminate dependency on the traditional PSTN (public switched telephone network) for business VoIP, by routing traffic across an IP circuit instead of via ISDN lines.

Says Justin Hamilton-Martin, Managing Director of 8el, “SIP trunking is a relatively new direction and not many operators are offering it yet, largely because ensuring service quality depends on having the right support infrastructure in place – which we do. We’ve engineered a SIP trunking solution that meets our customers’ high service quality expectations and it has already been ‘tried and tested’, with some of our existing customers already experiencing the benefits, not least of which is reduced costs associated with ISDN line rental.”

Other benefits include scalability – whether up or down – on a ‘per channel’ basis. SIP trunking is also not dependent on geography, so the network will route calls to wherever the recipient is located, without creating any call-forwarding costs. DDI numbers can also be allocated quickly and cost effectively and calls between SIP trunking users in the same network are free.

Installing SIP trunking simply involves adding an extra IP interface into the customer’s data network and this is part of the ‘all in one’ service that 8el provides. As is the case with any other 8el service, 24/7 network monitoring is also available through our managed SIP trunk service. There are two main forms of SIP trunking: ‘managed’ and ‘unmanaged’.

Says Justin Hamilton-Martin, “With a managed service, users access our SIP based network via an on-site IP or ISDN based device, to create a SIP link to our core. In addition, to ensure security is maintained for customers, we authenticate by IP address, route, user name and password via our Session Border Controllers.”

About 8el
8el is in the business of helping companies get the most out of their voice and data communications. The company is an established communications provider focused on managed solutions, including VoIP, SIP trunking, ISP services, WAN and LAN infrastructure to UK businesses. 8el solutions are designed to match modern working practices, breaking geographical boundaries, to create a communications experience that allows for flexible and mobile working. The company’s core values are built to put the customer experience at the heart of the business, delivering industry leading support for its suite of managed services.
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