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Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Local Media Optimization, unlocks new SBC topology options

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Local Media Optimization for Direct Routing. Media Bypass Direct Routing already supported Media bypass, released mid-2019. Meaning that media would “bypass” routing to the Microsoft cloud Media Transport Relays and stay direct between the Teams client and the SBC. This is optimal if the user is on a local/internal network with an SBC and there...

Ribbon EdgeMarc Series certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Ribbons Intelligent Edge multi-service business gateways (MSBGs), which include the EdgeMarc 2900, 4800, 6000 and 7000 series, have all been certified for Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams.

The EdgeMarc devices provide SD-WAN in addition to VoIP and PSTN functionality.
Microsoft Teams Direct Routing Certified list here

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing SIP Tester PowerShell Script

Just last week I blogged that this was coming on the roadmap, now here it is: “SIP Tester” is a sample PowerShell script from Microsoft that you can use to test Direct Routing Session Border Controller (SBC) connections in Microsoft Teams. This script tests the basic functionality of a customer-paired Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk with Direct Routing. The script submits a SIP test to...

5 Enhancements coming for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Microsoft Just posted a roadmap update with 5 new Direct Routing enhancements due for release in November. Direct Routing is the scenario where you can bring your own SIP Trunk/Carrier/SBC and connect it to Microsoft Teams for User PSTN Telephony. Media Relay Override –  “Allows customers to change their default Media Relay to match their public IP structure”. Missed Call Message...

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