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AudioCodes Now a Partner for Microsoft's Operator Connect Accelerator

April 27, 2022

Ever since the introduction of Microsoft’s Operator Connect offering last year, popularity of the operator-managed solution for PSTN connectivity has been growing steadily. For the millions of users already working with Microsoft Teams, it makes it even easier to deploy new numbers, add calling features and manage communications while maintaining existing operator contacts.

Now, communications software provider AudioCodes has announced it has been approved as a partner for Microsoft's Operator Connect Accelerator and will be added to the list of available operators.

As part of the approval, the company can now offer its white label, multi-tenant SaaS solution, AudioCodes Live Cloud, to service providers so they can sell voice services on the Microsoft Teams Operator Connect Marketplace.

This means service providers can rapidly onboard customers to Microsoft Teams voice services without the need for additional certification and verification approvals and it frees up operators to focus on go-to-market activities while reducing total cost of ownership.

"AudioCodes Live Cloud is the ideal SaaS solution for assisting service providers to accelerate Operator Connect customer onboarding and operations, all on a per-user per-month plan," said Lior Aldema, Chief Business Officer at AudioCodes. "Service providers can take full advantage of AudioCodes' field-proven voice expertise to simplify Microsoft Teams voice connectivity, as well as offer Microsoft-certified business phones and meeting room devices as a service."

With AudioCodes Live Cloud, service providers gain design flexibility and can choose between a managed solution that’s hosted in their own data center or the public cloud, or a completely SaaS offering. It includes their session border controllers (SBCs) that are certified by Microsoft for Direct Routing and Operator Connect.

For end customers, there is also an advanced, self-service user policy management portal for  increased automation and guaranteed SLAs.

"We are delighted to welcome AudioCodes as an Operator Connect Accelerator partner, helping service providers deliver enterprise-grade connectivity to their customers," said Taimoor Husain, Global Strategy Lead for Operators at Microsoft. "Given the global growth in digital transformation, Operator Connect represents a genuine opportunity to simplify Microsoft Teams voice calling adoption and boost productivity"

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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