Connect becomes a Ribbon Communications gold partner.
Accreditation encompasses industry-leading SBCs, gateways and policy servers
Communications experts Connect are delighted to have secured Gold Partner status with secure VoIP solution provider Ribbon Communications. Connect becomes one of just 12 gold partners listed on Ribbon’s online partner locator – and one of only two global gold partners certified for PSX.
The accreditation follows Connect’s team demonstrating their expertise with Ribbon’s Intelligent Edge™ portfolio and in particular with the following products:
- Ribbon Edgemarc
- Ribbon SBC Edge
- Ribbon SBC Core
- Ribbon Connect
The products are key enablers of cloud-based communications strategies and help businesses move to global SIP – improving unified communications (UC) performance and capability. As they bring intelligence to the network edge, they are increasingly recommended by Connect as part of the company’s Intelligent SIP solution, which gives businesses the security, control and network performance they need globally, and in its Session Border Control (SBC) as a Service offering.
The SBCaaS is actually built using Ribbon’s portfolio and now offers direct routing for Microsoft Teams calls – delivering a significant increase in quality and reliability for many organisations that have come to rely on Teams over the last 18 months.
Mark Evans, Vice-President of Operations at Connect, explained why the partner status is of real value to Connect’s customers.
“More and more of our clients – and prospective clients – are looking for ways to move from an on-premise telephony model to the cloud. Ribbon has earned a reputation as offering some of the most innovative and intelligent solutions to enable that, and as a gold partner, clients can have total confidence in our ability to deploy and support them.” He added: “Ribbon operates a robust process when it comes to earning accreditation, so my congratulations to the team for achieving this very high standard.”
Connect continues to invest in the knowledge and skills of its teams, and in securing the partner accreditations that clients need to see. In total, the company now has accredited partner status with more than 40 technology providers – also enabling it to remain independent of all of them, to deliver the right solutions for customers.
Connect are the independent communications experts who can transform how your organisation communicates – both internally and externally. We deliver solutions and services that join up your employee and customer communications across platforms, across sites and across countries, in three core areas: Contact Centres, Unified Communications and Network Services. We provide simple, elegant solutions to the most complex problems.
Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. To learn more about Ribbon visit rbbn.com.
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