At AudioCodes, we take pride in creating some of the most advanced communications software, products and productivity solutions around today. But don’t just take our word for it! In this post, we’ll see how Suffolk County Council in the United Kingdom recently deployed our innovative technology to solve their unified communications challenges.
Suffolk County Council is the local government authority for Suffolk, located in the eastern part of the United Kingdom.
Suffolk County Council, had been enjoying the benefits of Microsoft unified communications based on Skype for Business Server for a number of years. In 2020, with the contract with their provider coming to an end, they decided to migrate to Microsoft’s latest UC offering, Microsoft Teams.
Suffolk County Council needed to ensure a quick and smooth migration to Microsoft Teams, as well as to offer a work-from-home option to hundreds of their employees due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After evaluating a number of different vendor solutions that could potentially meet their requirements, Suffolk County Council eventually chose the AudioCodes Live for Microsoft Teams managed service. This SBC-as-a-Service offering delivers Microsoft-certified Teams calling connectivity on a monthly subscription basis.
By taking this route, Suffolk County Council avoided having to hire costly in-house experts, and AudioCodes’ technical staff now monitor the Teams tenant and voice infrastructure 24/7. Within just three months, the entire voice network of 6,500 users was seamlessly migrated to Teams. AudioCodes Microsoft-certified Mediant Direct Routing SBCs ensure full resilience of the service and excellent voice quality.
The versatility and reliability of AudioCodes SBCs, coupled with our planning and implementation support, ensured that Suffolk County Council’s migration to Microsoft Teams with Direct Routing voice calling could be achieved smoothly and with minimal disruption to its users.
AudioCodes Live has simplified the planning and deployment process of Microsoft Teams voice services, resulting in a scalable solution that minimizes the overall total cost of ownership.
“AudioCodes Live for Microsoft Teams wrapped everything we needed into a simple, subscription-based managed service that was not only rapidly and seamlessly deployed, but is also more cost-effective than our previous solution.”
Simon Mason, Head of Design and Platforms, Suffolk County Council
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