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Ribbon to Showcase its Session Border Controller Portfolio for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing at Microsoft Ignite

September 25, 2018
Certified Session Border Controller for Microsoft Teams now includes Media Bypass support for improved voice quality

WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that it will be demonstrating its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio at Microsoft Ignite, September 24 -28 in Orlando, Florida. Ribbon's SBC technology is available in Microsoft's Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft-certified solution provides secure, integrated voice services to Teams collaboration environments. The offering now also includes Media Bypass, which is powered-by Ribbon's SBC and allows for improved voice quality in the Teams environment by reducing voice latency and the number of points of potential call failure.

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"As one of the first Microsoft Teams certified Session Border Controller vendors we are excited to participate in one of the premier technology events in the industry," said Kevin Isacks, Vice President of Software as a Service Solutions for Ribbon Communications. "We are looking forward to demonstrating how we are working closely with Microsoft to deliver secure, high-quality voice solutions to the Teams collaboration environment."

"We're pleased to certify Ribbon's Session Border Controller portfolio for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, which helps enable calling experiences for customers in Microsoft Teams," said Mayank Verma, Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft Teams at Microsoft Corp.

Ribbon recently announced that NuWave Communications, a leading global communications service provider, is utilizing Ribbon's Microsoft Teams-certified SBC to support NuWave's new Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams service for enterprise customers.

Mr. Isacks will present, Connecting Teams to the Rest of the World, on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:55 am. To learn more about Ribbon's Microsoft Teams certified voice solutions visit booth #1915.

Key Takeaways

  • Ribbon will demonstrate its industry-leading Microsoft-certified Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio at Microsoft Ignite, September 24 -28.
  • Ribbon's SBC technology provides secure, integrated voice services to Teams collaboration environments.
  • The Microsoft Direct Routing for Teams offering now also includes Media Bypass, which is powered-by Ribbon's SBC and delivers improved voice quality in Teams.
  • Ribbon recently announced that NuWave Communications is utilizing its Microsoft Teams-certified SBC to support NuWave's new Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams service for enterprise customers.

About Ribbon Communications
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) is a company with two decades of market leadership experience in providing secure real-time communications solutions to the top service providers and enterprises around the globe. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, Ribbon delivers highly reliable, unified and embedded real-time communications capabilities to customers in more than 25 countries and on 6 continents. The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to all IP and fully virtualized, secure, cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses. Ribbon's market-leading communications security solutions are based on a big data behavioral analytics platform and offer customers enhanced network intelligence and security. The company's Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) enables rapid service creation and digital transformation by delivering customers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded and unified communications capabilities. To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.

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