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SIP Call

Historically, legacy telephone systems were the standard for making calls. However, with the emergence of superfast broadband and the need to always be connected to your work, family and friends, the SIP call was created.

SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. This may sound very technical and you might be asking, what is SIP and SIP calling?

With a SIP call, voice traffic is transmitted over a broadband connection.

SIP Trunking is the method of transferring voice calls, much like a traditional analogue line or ISDN. A SIP Trunk is connected to your business’s internet connection in order to connect with the Midshire network.

SIP Trunking eliminates any physical connection to your premises. There are no circuit boxes or hardware present. A SIP trunk is installed virtually over your businesses broadband connection. Reducing the amount of telephone lines and having just one single point for voice traffic for a business, will drastically reduce your telecoms bills. Not only can your business save on monthly line rentals, you can also save on the added cost of maintaining those traditional lines.

In addition to cost savings, SIP technology also provides:


As SIP uses a virtual connection, adding lines or modifying the service is fast and efficient. There is no need to call out engineers to install extra lines or external cabling required as this is all completed in the cloud.


SIP Trunking increases reliability of services by providing a level of redundancy. When system failures and emergencies occur, Midshire Telecom can divert services to another site or forward calls to mobile phones to keep your business up and running.

Cost Savings

The average business will 50% on calls and line rental in comparison to their current solution. Whilst the cost savings can vary from business to business, most customers will see a reduction in costs.


IP handsets can be plugged in on the move, wherever an internet connection is available. No matter where you are or what country you are in, as long as there is a broadband connection, you can remain connected to your business.

Any Number, Any Location

Choose any number from any location for your business. This gives your business the added benefit of geographical presence in an area you are not based.