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Ribbon Connect, Service Provider Pedigree for Microsoft Teams Operator Connect Accelerator

Ribbon is one of the 6 partners approved by Microsoft as an Operator Connect Accelerator, and the first one with a live operator in multiple regions with SwitchConnect offering Operator Connect services for Australia, and New Zealand via Ribbon Operator Connect Accelerator. Ribbon has been working with Microsoft in the voice space since 2007. I spoke to Ribbon to understand what they uniquely...

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

Connect Analog devices to Microsoft Teams with Ribbon and AudioCodes

For years with Lync and Skype for Business deployments we have connected analog devices to Session Border Controllers/Gateways, both to give them PSTN access when removing the PBX and to allow calling between them and Skype for Business. Typical use cases include Lift/Elevator Phones/Overhead PA systems DECT handsets Specialist phone devices (fireproof phones, dealer boards) Existing long runs (I...

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