Teams Calling Combined with SD-WAN for International
Posted on June 12, 2023 by Fusion Connect
In today's fast-paced business environment, organizations are increasingly adopting remote work policies to improve their operational efficiency and reduce costs. As a result, Microsoft Teams has emerged as a popular collaboration platform for remote teams to work together in a virtual environment. However, as companies expand their operations globally, there can be challenges with maintaining reliable connectivity, especially when it comes to placing PSTN calls.
Fortunately, deploying calling services for Microsoft Teams, combined with SD-WAN can help overcome these challenges and ensure seamless communication across international locations.
By leveraging these services, organizations can enjoy numerous benefits, including:
- Enhanced Call Quality
Microsoft Teams calling services provide high-quality audio and video calls, but this can be compromised when calling across international borders due to factors such as latency, jitter, and packet loss. By combining Microsoft Teams Calling with SD-WAN, organizations can ensure that their voice and video traffic is delivered with low latency and high reliability, resulting in crystal-clear communication regardless of where the call is being placed.
- Improved Reliability
SD-WAN can route traffic over multiple paths, including broadband internet, 4G/5G, and MPLS, ensuring that there is always a backup path in case of a network outage. This redundancy is particularly crucial when making international calls, where connectivity issues can be more common. The ability to switch to an alternate path quickly can ensure that calls are not dropped, and communication continues uninterrupted.
- Cost Savings
International calling rates can be costly, but SD-WAN can help reduce these expenses by leveraging multiple network paths to optimize traffic routing. By selecting the most cost-effective path at any given time, organizations can significantly reduce their network costs, resulting in significant cost savings over time.
- Simplified Management
Fusion Connect's SD-WAN solution offers centralized management, making it easy to monitor and manage network traffic across multiple locations. This simplifies network management, reduces complexity, and minimizes the risk of network downtime.
- Improved Security
SD-WAN solutions provide end-to-end encryption, ensuring that all traffic is secure and protected from cyber threats. This is particularly important when placing international calls, where sensitive information may be shared. By securing all traffic, organizations can maintain data confidentiality and reduce the risk of data breaches.
In conclusion, deploying Microsoft Teams Calling with SD-WAN can significantly improve international communication by enhancing call quality, improving reliability, reducing costs, simplifying management, and improving security.
By partnering with a service provider such as Fusion Connect, organizations can take advantage of these benefits while also enjoying the additional advantage of having a single vendor for both their SD-WAN and Microsoft Teams Calling needs. This can simplify vendor management, reduce complexity, and ensure a seamless, integrated experience.
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