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What Does nbn ready mean?
So what does nbn ready mean?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is the biggest revolution in Australia’s Telecommunications history. The NBN will change the way we communicate forever and comes with a new set of rules.
The overwhelming development of technology products once starved of high-speed bandwidth is fuelling the insatiable appetite for quality broadband. The NBN is so much more than fast Internet, communications as we know it will change forever. A single high-speed broadband connection can host, Telephones, Internet and Television offering massive financial gains for the astute business entrepreneur.
SIP Trunks or Digital Lines as they can be known will replace the old copper based telephone services all delivered over a single high speed NBN connection, which means many telephone systems and telephone devices will not operate successfully with the NBN. SIP means “Session Initiation Protocol” which means a “data session” between your phone and your service provider. SIP Trunk is the new terminology used to describe an NBN telephone line.
Some telephone systems require substantial modification to accommodate SIP Trunks. An investment on an aging telephone system may not be the best option.
You see there are devices available to convert the NBN SIP Trunk back to the old copper type service so that older telephone systems will continue to work. These are very much like the Digital set top boxes used for Digital TV conversion to work on Analog Televisions. These devices are band aids at best and come with inherent risks of poor integration along with another menacing failure point. Can you really afford to be devoid of vital communications?
We strongly recommend you consider a replacement phone system that will “natively” Connect SIP trunks. In 92% of cases we find sufficient savings to fully fund an upgrade solution
Cloud or On Premise
Cloud or on Premise
Hosted phone systems are generally well suited for 8 users or less. Typically a company with 10 users will outstrip the capabilities of a hosted phone system. Some of the reasons why are, more complex call routing, after hours calls, handset choice, features and management costs.
You see a hosted phone system provider needs to provide for the masses for their service to be profitable and easily accessable for small business, where as the on premise provider typically has a more complex customer who needs more than the generic flavour offered by hosted phone system providers.
Here are some easy ways to determine if you should be looking at a hosted phone system
- Monthly cost oposed to capital cost
- Budget focused
- Self installation
- Light on feature needs
- Limited Infrastructure like cabling
- Single office
- Self Management
Here are some easy ways to determine if you should be looking at a on premise phone system
- Strong feature set requirements
- Solution seeker
- Multi Site/ Office
- Enterprise focused on growth
- Strong alliance with outsourced IT professional
Some providers have invested in sate of the art telephony solutions hosted in data centres, these solution clearly outstrip the generic hosted versions as they are a true phone system, albeit sitting in a data centre. These are great solutions as they are usually provided by IP telephony experts endeavouring to cater for a competive market
Reliance on just one high speed data service leaves business owners vulnerable to failures Redundancy is not an “optional item” whether you have the NBN or not. In fact it is a crucial element of the overall telephony and data solution. Think of it as Insurance. Simple yet vital DR components of any NBN Ready solution must include failure options for voice, data and security. Smart business owners plan for disasters and take their recovery strategy very seriously.
Imagine you’ve just bought a brand new 50” Flat screen TV, digital, high definition – it’s the latest technology. In the shop the picture looked crystal clear. You get it home, take it out of that huge cardboard box and then connect it up. You start to get frustrated because the picture is fuzzy and breaking up – nothing like it was at the shop. After carefully reading the instruction manual you realise the problem is that 25-year-old rusty antenna on your roof. It’s good enough for the old TV but it just doesn’t cut it for digital.
What’s this got to do with VoIP? Glad you asked! Just like using a rusty old antenna with a brand new digital TV, many companies have tried to use the Internet for their VoIP. And just like that rusty old antenna, the Internet simply doesn’t cut it when it comes to VoIP for business use.
That’s where I come in. VoIP needs to be delivered properly. It’s like hooking up cable TV directly into your brand new 50” flat screen TV. You get perfect quality and a heap more features!
What is beyond the desk Phone?
What is beyond the desk phone
We communicate in a bewildering array of ways every day, but we give little thought to the potential profit and efficiency increases of modern communications integrated into business processes. In most cases these technologies are almost always isolated Silo based, which means little or no integration and the true potential of the device or application is not realised. Here are some ideas you may not have considered.
- PC based applications – Softphones, Instant Messaging, Chat, VoIP.
- Smart Phones
- Screen Sharing where others can see your desk top
- Interactive Conferencing
- Voice Mail to email
- Desk top video
- Fax to and from the desk top
- Instant Messaging and chat
- Integrated Unified Communications Platforms, not Silo based systems used in isolation.
Some considerations about your business processes
- Do all employees work in the office or not?
- How do employees connect when they work remotely or travel?
- Can I adopt IP telephony with my existing system?
Is the sales person trying to baffle you with techno babble and sell you on features that you don’t really need, offering no business improvement and may rarely use? A genuine professional telecom expert will expand your knowledge and expose ideas where you can gain significant financial advantage from smart telephony features.