Customers on the Enterprise Plan can opt to maintain and connect their existing telephony vendors to PhoneIQ via the public internet. This feature is called Bring your own carrier and is useful when trying to deploy services to remote offices in countries where telephony is exclusively delivered by local carriers.
Telephony vendors deliver their services in multiple ways:
a) SIP trunk over the public internet (No gateway required).
b) SIP trunk over a private and physical connection (Gateway required).
c) POTS Lines or analog phone lines (Gateway required).
In order to decide which gateway to buy, network admins need to know how the current service is being delivered.
In option b) network admins should buy a gateway that has the available ports to i) connect the SIP trunk via an RJ45 ethernet port ii) a second RJ45 ethernet port to connect to the WAN and build a secure SIP trunk over the internet with PhoneIQ servers.
In option c) network admins should buy a gateway that has i) the same number of available FXO ports as the number of POTS lines ii) an RJ45 ethernet port to connect to the WAN and build a secure SIP trunk over the internet with PhoneIQ servers.
For option b) we recommend the following devices:
For option c) we recommend this family of devices.