There are two types of provisioning: auto and manual. Your customer’s experience and operational efficiency is directly affected by the method you choose to provision their devices.

Auto provisioning allows you to deploy IT and Telecom services instantly through a software application, rather than doing it manually per device. This is most useful when deploying a large quantity or services that require advanced configuration.

Manual provisioning requires much more time and hands-on work from your network engineers. Choosing the auto provisioning model is simpler and will save you time.

For example, when deploying and provisioning VoIP devices, service providers connect devices to a centralized auto provisioning server. This allows them to streamline their deployment processes and on-boarding operations.

Service providers manage hundreds of users from multiple clients. A centralized automated system can save time for both their engineers and their users. Some VoIP routers have the option to point all phones on a network to one provisioning server, DHCP Option 66. Every phone that connects to that specific router will receive a packet that points the phones to your provisioning server. It’s simple and it automates the process of pointing the actual devices/phones to the provisioning server.

VoIP provisioning and management doesn’t have to be complicated. Send us a message if you have a question about auto provisioning, or schedule a demo to learn more about how Phonism can help simplify your VoIP deployments.