Ribbon and Yealink Partner to Deliver Enterprise-Wide Access to Microsoft Teams Collaboration Capabilities

Ribbon Communications Inc. announced that it is partnering with Yealink to deliver enterprises with reliable, faster adoption options for Microsoft Teams. Ribbon’s appliance and software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) 1000SBC 2000 nd SBC Software edition (SWe) Lite have all been tested as a secondary registrar for Yealink T56A, T58A desk and CP960 conference phones. Ribbon SBCs acting as a registrar provides Yealink Microsoft Teams SIP phones with the ability to make phone calls without being connected to the Microsoft Phone System. Yealink Microsoft Teams SIP phones run the Teams client, providing real-time communications through a familiar user experience. Now, Ribbon SBCs enable the same rich calling features whether phones are connected to the Microsoft Phone System or not.

“Microsoft Teams is one of the fastest growing enterprise collaboration tools in the world – now Ribbon and Yealink are working together to bring an innovative solution to market that will allow an entire organization’s employee base to realize the full benefits of Teams, even as separate groups are gradually migrated to the Teams voice capabilities,” said Alvin Liao, Vice President of Product at Yealink. “Many organizations believe that they have to wait until their entire employee base has been migrated to Teams before purchasing the latest models of Microsoft Teams SIP phones, so that all employees will be able to collaborate in the Teams environment. Yealink and Ribbon are addressing this issue with our fully-featured Teams phones, which can be deployed before the Teams migration is completed. Our extensive line-up of SIP phones uses Ribbon’s Microsoft-certified session border controllers (SBCs) to route phone calls in the absence of the Microsoft Phone System, providing everyone in the organization full access to Teams collaboration capabilities.”

“We have a long standing, strong partnership with Yealink and our latest offering puts us squarely in a market-leading position that delivers a unique offering for enterprise customers migrating to Microsoft Teams,” said Patrick Joggerst, Chief Marketing Officer for Ribbon. “In addition to offering Teams collaboration capabilities to the entire organization prior to or during the migration process, or in the event of an interruption to the connection to the phone system, these phones can make and receive calls leveraging Ribbon SBCs. The innovative new solution provides end-users the ability to switch to Ribbon’s SBC technology for call routing with a single tap of the finger, adding an important call survivability feature not previously available.”

Key Takeaways

  • Ribbon and Yealink are extending their partnership to provide customers with the latest in SIP-based phones and additional communications capabilities and options when migrating to a Microsoft Teams environment.
  • Ribbon SBC 1000, SBC 2000 and SBC SWe Lite have been tested as secondary registrar for Yealink T56A, T58A and CP960 desk and conference phones.
  • Ribbon and Yealink have come up with a unique solution where fully-featured Teams phones can be deployed before the full migration to Teams is completed and all employees can enjoy the benefits of collaborating in a Teams environment.
  • Integrating Ribbon’s market-leading SBC technology with Yealink Microsoft SIP phones allows enterprises to keep lines of communications open in the event of an interruption in WAN connectivity.