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Metaswitch says 50+ operators now deliver direct routing for Microsoft Teams

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The company was acquired by Microsoft last year and here is one example of why they are a good fit.

Metaswitch announced more than 50 operators are using its Perimeta session border controller (SBC) to provide direct routing for Microsoft Teams and are offering it as a service. 

Direct routing to a Perimeta SBC is a quick way for operators to improve their Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services and support customers who want to use Microsoft Teams to make and receive calls on the public switched telephone network (PSTN), according to Metaswitch.

Perimeta SBC can be deployed in both the operator’s network and Microsoft Azure so enterprise customers can integrate the operator’s call services and calling plans into Microsoft’s business communication platform.

Evolving workplace

“Our customers are demanding that we deliver a full range of communications services to meet the challenge of a rapidly evolving workplace,” said David Behr, Chief Digital Officer at Liquid Telecom. “We are seeing increased demand for Teams connectivity and our Microsoft 365 Business Voice solution.

“Metaswitch is a strategic partner for Liquid. We were able to quickly and cost-effectively deploy Direct Routing for Teams, solidifying our position as a trusted provider of multiple communications services that put our customers’ interests first.”

As so many people now work from home, Microsoft recently reported it is handling 115 million daily active users.

Integrated functions

For years, operators built their own-branded communication and collaboration services on Metaswitch’s award-winning MaX UC platform, but now enterprises want the capabilities integrated into the communications platform.

Roger Heinz, Chief Revenue Officer at Metaswitch, commented, “Adding this many operator customers, only a few months after the certification of Perimeta as a Direct Routing SBC, is a testament to the demand and quality of our solution, and its simplicity of deployment.

“We continue to work with operators of all sizes to meet the global demand for Teams connectivity and the delivery of a complete communications and collaboration service portfolio.”