There’s no question that your organization’s communications system is critical to your business. But did you know that traffic management is a key component to ensuring your unified communications solution is running at its peak performance? While trunking is a common “fix” and contributes to the functionality of your UC solution, if not done properly it can be both costly and damaging to your organization. Read ahead to learn more about identifying and fixing common traffic problems that could very well be inhibiting your communications solution, and ultimately your business.
First, identify your problem…
Is your route Over-Trunked?
If so, then you have too many voice channels dedicated to a particular trunk route. This is costly for your organization because you are paying for service and equipment that is not needed.
Is your route Under-Trunked?
If so, then you have too few voice channels dedicated to a particular trunk route. Under-trunking can lead to a loss in productivity by your employees because those needing to dial out won’t be able to. Additionally, when customers are trying to dial into your office, they may hear a busy signal, which could potentially frustrate and cause them to take their business elsewhere – this can damage your company’s brand reputation or customer loyalty.
Are you experiencing VoIP Traffic Problems?
Voice over IP (VoIP) traffic problems are the result of a lack of bandwidth across a routed network link. This will lead to bad quality calls that are choppy or have a great deal of delay. None of these symptoms are at all desirable because they lead to garbled and confusing phone conversations and generally poor perception of the communications solution.
Traffic related problems are also costly for your business because you’re paying for equipment and service that you don’t need. They can also lead to the following problems for your organization: lost potential revenue, lost brand reputation, lost customer loyalty and lost productivity.
Now that you’ve identified the problem, how will you fix it?
Stay tuned for the next post where we’ll discuss how to resolve your traffic problems.