Microsoft Teams is a go-to app for online conferencing and collaboration. But combined with a direct routing solution, it’s also a gateway to the new world of Unified Communications, delivering integrated IT and IP Voice communications for businesses of all sizes.
With the recent rapid rise in remote, home and hybrid working, Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool for businesses across the UK, from SMEs to major corporations. The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for change, but it seems that many businesses will continue to offer employees the option to work remotely, even when government WFH guidance becomes a distant memory.
In April 2021, Microsoft announced that the number of daily users of Teams worldwide had grown from 75 million to 145 million in just under a year. By July 2021 it was widely reported that this total had increased dramatically yet again – to a staggering 250 million.
More than a conferencing tool
Microsoft Teams is not just a useful resource for meeting, collaborating and file sharing via the internet. With a simple direct routing add-on that links Teams to the PSTN, it enables businesses to move confidently into the exciting world of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C). That means being able to provide your customers with a converged communications and IT solution that’s easy and cost effective to deploy.
With the forthcoming switch-off of the PSTN in 2025, it’s also an opportunity to help those customers transition smoothly and seamlessly into the new era of digital communications and superfast fibre connectivity.
In the same way that Microsoft Teams has empowered remote collaboration, an IP communications solution enables any business to work smarter and faster. The unified communications as a service (UCaaS) concept brings together six key communications functions: telephony, meetings, unified messaging, instant messaging, mobility and communications-enabled business processes – all as a simple service, over one single platform. The advanced functionality behind the UCaaS model comes without the need for costly investment in hardware or network infrastructure. And because the VoIP technology at the heart of each solution is cloud-based, it’s easy to scale up to meet increased demand.
Trust the experts
At DWS, we’re specialists in telecommunications, so we know exactly what you need to deliver the best service to your customers in today’s super-connected digital landscape. By partnering with us to deliver an integrated Voice for Teams solution, you benefit from the kind of long-term experience in voice products that you won’t get from an IT provider.
We offer a competitively-priced Teams direct routing solution that enables users to place voice calls to the PSTN, directly via the Teams app on any device, from a PC to a smartphone or tablet. We also offer simple porting, so users can retain their existing phone numbers.
So, why not simply use Microsoft Teams’ own Calling Plans? That’s easy to answer. Choose our Teams direct routing solution and you’ll not only be putting Teams VoIP integration in the safe hands of a highly-experienced communications specialist, you’ll also benefit from better value, more features and more flexibility.
SIP2teams – simple IP Voice integration with true flexibility
Utilising our market-leading, feature-rich HV.Select SIP or our simpler Wholesale SIP Trunking, SIP2teams enables SIP trunks to plug into MS Teams for dialpad and PSTN calling. It’s truly versatile, allowing you to build your own product and pricing plan to suit any type or size of customer.
Key benefits of SIP2teams include anywhere, anytime calls with competitive rates and no need for pre-payment, flexible number presentation, advanced call barring and fraud prevention. Advanced features include inbound and outbound call traffic logging, fax to email and call recording.
Take advantage of the Teams opportunity now and speak to a member of our team about our high-performance, great-value direct routing solution.