Enterprise voice is becoming an integral part of the Skype for Business (previously Microsoft Lync) proposition. Whilst it’s widely acknowledged that SIP is going to replace all other terrestrial voice protocols, the reality is that in a unified communications environment such as Skype for Business, this transition from legacy to VoIP is happening more rapidly than in any other.
Now is the time to leverage this opportunity - why sell just Microsoft licensing when you can offer your customers an extended robust telephony service through SIP trunking, while making more money and more margin?
Partners who are already providing customers with Skype for Business professional services and support can benefit from a 50% increase in margin*.
*Source - MS Lync System Integrator Price Book ($175 per user professional services, $84 per annum support services). Margin and revenue opportunity is based on the average rate Gamma Channel Partners charge for SIP channels.
As a certified Skype for Business partner and a member of the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program, we can support Skype for Business implementations, giving your customers access to one of the UK’s leading SIP providers. There is no requirement for additional hardware, such as an on-premise SBC. We can also offer full support for native Skype for Business SIP trunks direct onto the Gamma network and provide useful configuration guides to help with implementation.
Our branded billing bureau option can take away the operational burdens, making our service even easier for you to deliver to customers. We can bill your customers transparently, using your brand, which gives you complete ownership over your customer base without the expense or hassle of purchasing and running a billing platform.
Connections have never been more important – whether it’s connecting with customers, partners, vendors or employees, access to a reliable, quick and clear connection anywhere, anytime is vital.
Skype for Business is an easy-to-use, feature-rich communications tool that gives organisations access to voice, IM, audio, video and web conferencing, all via a single solution. Through a clever yet simple integration, Gamma SIP Trunks can extend unified communications beyond the office environment by connecting Skype for Business to the public network.
Our SIP trunking solution is qualified by Microsoft to interoperate with Skype for Business, providing a seamless experience and making it an ideal solution for any organisation that is looking at implementing Skype for Business or that already uses it.
Skype for Business - Gamma SIP Trunks are integration tested and approved to interoperate with Skype for Business
Number flexibility to ensure a smooth transition to SIP trunking without losing telephone numbers
Fraud management to provide protection from telecoms fraud
Free internal calls - not only will you save on your line rental and call costs, but you'll get free internal calls within your organisation (including international)
Free call termination to UK fixed destinations, including 01, 02 and 03 number ranges
Disaster recovery / business continuity-ready - handle emergencies easily by rerouting calls to an alternative location quickly
Gamma SIP Trunks connect organisations with our nationwide network, provide access to the public phone network and offer a more flexible and lower-cost alternative to ISDN for inbound and outbound voice calls.
Compared to ISDN our SIP trunking service is less costly per channel and more flexible in how and where geographic telephone numbers can be used. It’s also quicker to install and provision and, as standard, it delivers extremely robust business continuity.
The market is transitioning from ISDN to SIP at an accelerated pace. Since 2008 around one million ISDN channels have 'disappeared', with SIP proving the major benefactor. According to Illume*, research conducted during the last six months of 2013 found that almost 200,000 SIP trunks were added – taking UK SIP trunks past the one million trunk mark for the first time.
ISDN channel decline is around 300,000 year-on-year** and if the current trend continues, the number of ISDN channels will fall below one million before the end of the decade.
As the uptake of SIP trunking grows, so too does the number of providers to choose from. However, very few, if any, have the expertise and network capability of Gamma.
*Illume Research – UK IP/SIP Trunking Market Report & Forecast – January 2014-2018
**Source: Ofcom, The Communications Market 2013
Choose from one of our Skype for Business and Gamma SIP specialist reseller partners below.
Switching in excess of 650 million minutes a month and serving over 700 Channel Partners, Gamma is one of the largest network carriers of fixed-line voice minutes in the UK and is the carrier of choice for many organisations, providing a comprehensive range of next generation voice, data and mobile services to businesses, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Our products include fixed telephony, IP telephony, hosted phone systems, broadband and data connections, mobile services, security and unified communications solutions.
With over 200,000 supported channels, we’re one of the UK’s leading providers of SIP, one of the fastest-growing service in today’s telephony market. Gamma SIP Trunks works by connecting your site directly into the Gamma network via an IP connection to carry and terminate your inbound and outbound voice calls across the public telephone network.
Gamma SIP Trunks provides flexible, cost-effective voice services that can tie into the most popular unified communications tools on the market, Microsoft Lync.
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