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How many calls can a SIP trunk handle?

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One SIP Trunking channel is needed for each call. So it depends on how many channels you have for your business. Your business can handle as many SIP Trunking calls as you have channels. For example, if your business requires five active calls at the same time then you need to have at least five channels. So according to this example, the sixth person to call on your number will hear a busy signal. So in a nutshell:

1 trunk channel = 1 inbound/outbound call

Once any of the busy channels and their call is free then the next outbound call can be successful.

MachCloud offers a platform to cater all your SIP Trunking and Cloud Telephony needs. With MachCloud, the migrations and onboarding are made easy and hassle-free. You can get unlimited trunk channels and competitive calling rates.

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert to get help and support for SIP Trunking.

How many channels does a SIP trunk have?

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There is no particular number of channels for SIP Trunks. MachCloud, as an official and certified European telecom provider, has the unique ability to provide (basically) an infinite number of channels on a SIP Trunk without additional costs. It is the organization’s requirement that determines the number of SIP Trunk channels needed. The number of SIP Trunk channels can be increased or decreased based on business upsizing or downsizing. With MachCloud elastic SIP Trunking, the channels are automatically increased or decreased as needed. Thus, with MachCloud, there is no need to purchase channels.

MachCloud provides SIP Trunking services that include migration, on-boarding and easy management via the portal. With this, you can easily connect your PBX to a cloud telephony system and enjoy low call rates.

Talk to a MachCloud expert today for added information about SIP Trunking.

Is Skype for Business a VoIP?

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Originally, when Skype was launched, it was a proprietary VoIP system. However, Microsoft has made quite enhancements in its back-end infrastructure and it has now completely moved to a cloud-based service powered by Azure. However, Skype for Business can essentially be used and connected with a SIP Trunk to carry outcalls.

Originally, Skype came from a more distributed system. Every device that needed to communicate over Skype had to install a client application due to which it became a node in a network of nodes. The communication was carried out via the Peer-to-Peer network and used the Skype Protocol. Presently, Skype for Business has emerged as a centralized Cloud-based infrastructure in which call management is more controlled and streamlined. Today, Skype can be integrated well into the Business Phone system which includes SIP Phones or VoIP Phones.

Get in touch with a MachCloud Expert for more details on Skype for Business Server and Migration to Microsoft Teams.

What are VoIP services?

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VoIP Services are modern services in which the internet is used as the medium to communicate over Phone systems. A cloud phone system facilitates VoIP Calling and provides cloud-based services, backed by cloud infrastructure. A VoIP app or VoIP phone is needed to be installed at the consumer’s end also called a smartphone.

The VoIP phone is also called the IP Phone. VoIP has gained much popularity over the business sector because it greatly reduces the communication cost. VoIP systems provide two ways of communication. One option is SIP Trunking and the other option is Hosted PBX. A SIP Trunk is best suited if an existing PBX system is in place. Otherwise, a hosted PBX offers an A to Z cloud communication service to the consumers. The technology behind a traditional landline and modern VoIP service is quite the same; just VoIP services are more advanced as it uses the internet to carry calls.

Get in touch with a MachCloud expert to know more about VoIP details.

A guide to Deploy Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing has gained immense popularity ever since the concept of modern business telephony is introduced. An on-premises telephony system infrastructure being directly linked to Microsoft Teams gives an edge to your business phone system. Microsoft has provided a full-fledge documentation on the step by step guide for Deploying Direct Routing for latest cloud business communication. However, it is very complicated to implement involving PowerShell scripts and connectivity protocol including security implementation. There are providers who easily can set up your business telephony with Microsoft Teams, without any hassle for you.

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing makes you do more with less

The Direct Routing feature expands the capabilities of Teams. There are two major phases to deploy Direct Routing in Microsoft Teams. These are: 

  • Planning & Prerequisites

  • Deploying Direct Routing

Planning the Business Telephony System

It is important to know the details of Teams Direct Routing before Deployment. Direct Routing allows the customers to interoperate with third party systems like on-premises PBX, Microsoft Phone system and Analogue devices. It further lets you leverage the existing infrastructure which you are using with other service providers. It facilitates users who do not have calling plans in their area. It is important to know the licensing requirements before you get started with direct routing.

RELATED: HOW Machcloud Teams FACILITATES BUSINESSES WITH TEAMS DIRECT ROUTING

Deploying Microsoft Teams Direct Routing with your local provider

The following steps are performed under this phase:

Step 1: Enable Direct Routing

In this step, the connection between Teams admin center and your local provider is created. No configuration at your side, all is fully automated provisioned by your local provider.

Step 2: Enable users for Direct Routing

For this step, you need to first create a user in Microsoft 365 and assign a license. You can create users via admin center. You can then assign the right Microsoft licenses to this user.

  • Configure Voice Routing Options

You can either configure Teams to route through a voice channel directly to the phone network or configure Teams to connect to existing PBX.

  • Phone number

A new or existing phone number can be assigned to a Teams user or an existing PBX extension number can be assigned to a Teams user. This process is automated by your telephony provider.

MachCloud helps companies in setting up their business telephony like no other

MachCloud is an all-in-one business telephony system provider that assists companies and organizations ranging from SMEs to enterprise level, in providing business phone systems. The services include Cloud PBX (Hosted PBX), SIP Trunking and Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. With its Teams-oriented unique solutions like Teams Calling Plans and Teams Extension, MachCloud stands out from other providers in the market. 

Get started with MachCloud to get details on Teams Direct Routing setup and enjoy state of the art business telephony service and cloud business communication.

Do Microsoft Teams use SIP?

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Microsoft Teams utilizes SIP for Direct Rouging. Different communication apps like Chat, Meetings, and Calling are all exposed through UX App Window. However, Teams require IP-based voice connections, so SIP would serve the purpose. Direct Routing requires SIP Trunks. One of the prerequisites for Teams Direct Routing is that the company must be equipped with a SIP Trunk through a Communications Service Provider. It acts as a telephony network provider for Direct Routing setup. If a new Provider is needed, the existing phone numbers can be ported to the new provider.

For expert guidance, talk to a MachCloud Expert for more information.

DID YOU FIND THIS INTERESTING? WHY NOT READ: “HOW MACHCLOUD SOLUTION FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS FACILITATES BUSINESSES WITH TEAMS DIRECT ROUTING“? 

3 Popular Digital Communication Trends of 2020 from MachCloud Experts

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Communication trends 2020 are in demand since the cloud communication needs of the business emerge. In this era, there is no room for miscommunication, bad interpretation of messages, or sending the wrong information to any customer or colleague. This is the time of fast information communication with the right people at the right time with no delays or jitters.

UC Trends 2020 – Industry Analysis from MachCloud

Either it is normal workplace communication or customer management, cloud business phone is essential to be adopted in this era. We present you the much in-demand communication trends 2020 to give you an insight from our experts on what is latest on digital business communication trends in the workplace along-with marketing communication trends of today.

  • Trend # 1: Mobile communication due to changing demographics of the workplace

Workplace demographics are changing and this brings a major shift in business communication trends too. Today, the employees feel more productive and efficient while working from anywhere. Since the phone isn’t tied to the lines and wires, employees also prefer to work freely and not tied to the workplace of brick and mortar. So, Mobile communication is on the go. Work communication is taken one step further to the cloud.

ALSO READ: Securing your SBC Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Effectively

  • Trend # 2: Increased authenticity to combat security risks

With increased communication, we have seen increased VoIP attacks and better security needs for companies which are primarily dependent on communication devices and tools for their business operations. So a cloud business phone system equipped with the latest Cybersecurity tools is the most in-demand trend of today.

  • Trend # 3: Data-driven decision making approach

Data is the new oil, they say. Companies equipped with better data-processing approaches and who go for data-driven decision making approaches stay ahead of the curve. With emerging technologies, new data-gathering and analytics functions that have given raise to new marketing communication trends. These functions are able to monitor, manage and plan communications campaigns of businesses.

ALSO READ: Prevent security risks in telephone conversations

MachCloud – The one stop platform for the latest communication business needs

MachCloud is an integrated communication platform that fits the business needs of today. Equipped with best in line tools for smooth flow of communication, MachCloud is a gateway to your business communication. Services like MachCloud with flexible call plans and fewer complexities, secure and reliable PBX functionalities, Office 365 reselling, SIP trunking and many others are offered by the platform. It caters for all the needs of a modern day business communication.

Get started with MachCloud for an easy provision of cloud business phone for a successful business operation.

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5 Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Features to Look Forward [2020 Guide]

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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing is the latest trend in modern digital business communication. This is a scenario where companies can bring in their existing SIP Trunk/Carrier/SBC and connect it with Microsoft Teams and avail its benefits with User PSTN Telephony. This ensures better productivity and fewer changes required to the existing infrastructure.

A while ago, Microsoft announced a few enhancements that are promised in Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. Let’s go through them:

Media Relay Override

With this, customers can “change their default Media Relay to match their public IP structure”. With a Media bypass plan setup, media is kept directly between Session Border Controller (SBC) and Teams user.

Missed Call Message Suppression

Since Teams can go on along with an existing 3rd Party PBX, this feature enables Teams not to miss any notification if a gateway is setup in such a way that it rings or forks a call (on both Teams and PBX) and the call is picked up on PBX or PBX’s voicemail.

SIP Tester

It is a feature to be introduced for convenience. A PowerShell script is introduced which will test the basic configuration of SIP deployment over Direct Routing in Teams.

Ringback Bot

It is available for Direct Routing in non-media bypass mode. During the call imitation process, the Ringback Bot is helpful in ringing a distinctive audio signal to the caller while there are any unexpected silences while the inbound call is being placed from the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to Teams clients.

PSTN Reporting

With this feature, you’d be able to get PSTN Call Detail Records reports directly in your Microsoft Teams Admin Centre. Reports can be viewed for a historical trend for 28 days and also till any custom date. With this feature, you can easily have a look at a detailed analysis of Microsoft Teams PSTN usage.

ALSO READ 4 handy ways to start a Microsoft Teams call

MachCloud – All-in-one Digital Business Communication Platform

MachCloud is a complete digital business communication platform equipped with top notch infrastructure to provide your business all the features needed for a smooth business communication according to your business needs. Microsoft Teams Direct routing allows for easy migration of existing telephone numbers to Microsoft Teams. The Industry-leading digital communications platform offers other Products like SIP Trunking, Cloud PBX, MachCloud and Office 365 reselling services. With MachCloud you get Cost-effective and advanced PBX Services with Microsoft Teams.

Head up to MachCloud for a smooth digital business communication solution and unlock the potential of your business.

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5 Ways a VoIP system can reduce your business phone bill | A Digital communications strategy

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The old adage “Communication is the key” still holds true especially for cloud businesses. A decent digital business communication infrastructure (like VoIP system or SIP Trunking solution) is indeed the backbone of any cloud business in which operations are carried out within the cloud space. Gone are the days when a traditional business phone system was setup and maintained amongst heavy clutters of wiring, digital communication in the cloud is the trend of today.

Amongst so many options, a smart choice of digital communications strategy is a VoIP. Let’s have a look why.

  • Lessened hardware costs

With VoIP, you don’t have to boil the ocean.  With a decent provider and a digital communications strategy, you get the power of a modern business communication with less investment costs and minimal maintenance cost which eventually brings down the costs you spend on your communications within the business. There are some VoIP providers who offer free hardware and others charge a little fee initially, it is still a lot better than the traditional business phone systems.

  • Pocket-friendly phone calls

Not only the infrastructure, but the phone calls also don’t burden your budget. Providers offer decent digital communications strategy and bundle deals for your cloud business which eventually save you big bucks on your budget. Monthly subscriptions are there that you may or may not continue the next month, depending upon your business needs. Furthermore, if you have international clients, you’d need to make frequent calls abroad; you only have to pay for what you use.

  • Scalability in cheap rates

Either you wish to scale up or down your cloud business, a digital communications system can adapt to your business scalability. No need to add more clutter and cost to the office business phone lines. All you have to do is add users in the cloud and utilize the power of scalability in the VoIP system.

  • Stay up-to-date always

With a VoIP system right in place, the updation of the system and infrastructure is the responsibility of the Provider so you don’t have to deal with out-dated systems anytime. The provider is there to roll in the new changes whenever they are available.

  • Save time

Providers know the importance of your time. When you are mostly busy with technicalities of a traditional phone line, theirs is less chance you’d be able to focus on your business tasks for the day. Providers take you out of that and let you focus on your cloud business operations to save you time and money.

ALSO READ Basics of VoIP Plans that can benefit your cloud business

MachCloud – Industry’s best Digital Communications Provider

At MachCloud, there is something for everyone. It is a robust digital communications platform offering SIP Trunking, Cloud PBX, and Reselling of Office 365 services.  MachCloud offers free calls mixing different technologies and makes the customers save more costs on their communications expenditure. Experts at MachCloud know the importance of your time and take the burden off from your IT team regarding communication infrastructure management.

Get started with MachCloud and deploy the right tools for your business that take your business to success.

 

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3 tips to retain Customer Satisfaction with Your SIP Trunking Service

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You set up a good cloud service and SIP Trunking Service, deploy the best-in-line communication softwares and offer the best rates. But you know what is it that keeps the business up and running in the longer run: An important metric called Customer Satisfaction.

To become an established SIP Trunking provider, you need to focus on the aspects of the service which not only are beneficial for the business but also for the clients. SIP is there to stay. Businesses need it as their business communication solution. Here are top 3 ways how you can conquer your customers:

  • Offer Fast and Reliable Services

Customers want up-to-date technology. All businesses claim they are offering the best-in-line available infrastructure but the customers are only going to stay with the Provider who has it all maintained and are able to retain the latest infrastructure according to changing trends in technology. For a better customer satisfaction score, Providers must focus on providing fast and reliable SIP trunking services.

  • The Pocket-friendly Approach

A decent provider offers rates and pricing plans by putting himself in customer’s shoes. Look closely what are the pain points of customers and address those issues with decent and flexible pricing. For example if you know that any of your existing customers are growing out their business, you can offer them discounts on one SIP channel.  That’ll retain your existing customers and stop them from opting for a new SIP Trunking service provider. Remember, it is cheaper to retain existing customers rather than make new ones.

  • Support Flexibility

For customers that are startups, they are really not sure of their business direction. The best way to retain these type of customers is to give them enough time that they can figure out their business direction, based in the clients they get and how their businesses flourishes. In short: you need to show flexibility in order to keep a customer happy for a long term customer relationship.

ALSO READ Cut your Communication Costs with SIP Calling

SIP Trunking with MachCloud – a win win for your business

MachCloud is the industry’s leading SIP Trunking provider. With a strong customer base and flexible plans, MachCloud offers top-notch infrastructure and reliable SIP trunking services and Seamless integration to Skype for Business Server.  With SIP Trunking services, you can generate new business streams, manage and migrate all of your telecom services and get on-demand number porting, all from a single portal.

Unlock the potential of your business with MachCloud and Resell SIP Trunking service solutions like never before with more profit margins and higher success rate.

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