IP PBX systems use internet protocol to deliver PBX functionality. They can either be physical hardware which would sit in the businessí data cabinet, or as a software that would be installed on a server. In both cases, it requires the purchase of the hardware or the software, and ongoing maintenance costs by a qualified technician. IP PBXs use SIP Trunks (Business VoIP) to provide access to the telephone network.
Hosted PBX systems provide telephone system functionality via an existing broadband service. As opposed to other types of PBX systems, there is no physical PBX hardware or software installed at the business premises. The PBX functionality is delivered and managed from a secure data centre and accessed entirely via a broadband service. And that means there is no need to buy or install PBX equipment or software.
Hosted PBX delivers features and functions unmatched by on-premise phone systems. It’s the replacement technology where SIP trunks are used instead of traditional telephone lines, and IP phones replace the PBX handsets. Pre-configured IP phones simply plug into an existing broadband connection and utilise the internet service to deliver an enterprise grade PBX service.