Skype for SIP allows SIP PBX owners to benefit from Skype’s low-cost calls to fixed phones and mobiles
Skype Technology, a provider of software that allows users to make telephone calls over the internet, has launched the beta version of Skype for SIP for business users.
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an open standard and voice over internet protocol used in business telephony networks.
According to the company, Skype for SIP allows SIP PBX owners to benefit from Skype’s low-cost calls to fixed phones and mobiles around the world, and to receive calls from Skype users directly into their PBX system.
Skype said that businesses can be reached by the community of Skype registered users through click-to-call from their business websites. The calls will be received through their existing office system at no cost to the customer. At the same time, businesses can benefit from Skype’s low-cost calling rates when placing calls to landlines and mobiles worldwide from devices connected to their PBX systems, added Skype.
Stefan Oberg, vice president and general manager of Skype for business, said: The introduction of Skype For SIP is a significant move for Skype and for any communication intensive business around the world. It effectively combines the obvious cost savings and reach of Skype with its large user base, with the call handling functionality, statistics and integration capabilities of traditional office PBX systems, providing great economical savings and increased productivity for the modern business.