To Host or Not to Host?... Your SBC for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

Direct Routing, the solution that allows companies to bring their own carrier into Microsoft Teams, is growing in popularity as more organizations scale with Teams and choose to make Teams their Phone System. A Microsoft certified Session Border Controller (SBC) is a key component of Direct Routing, and as more organizations seek to realize the true cloud-native benefits of Microsoft Teams, they’re starting to evaluate whether or not that piece of their telephony infrastructure is something they want to let go of in favor of a hosted or SBC as a service type model. In this webinar our experts will discuss the case for, and against, hosting your SBC.

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1h 00min

What You’ll learn:

  • Why are organizations moving away from managing their own SBCs 
  • Why are organization resistant to giving up control of their SBCs
  • Pros and Cons of hosting
  • The different options that exist in the market today for hosted or SBC as a Service


Featured Speakers

  • Steve Leaden
    Steve Leaden
    President and Founder
    Leaden & Associates

    Stephen (Steve) Leaden is President and Founder ofLeaden Associates, Inc., an Independent Communications and Information Technologyconsulting firm. Founded in 1990, Steve built this company with a focus on deliveringbest-in-classsolutions formedium-to-large scale, multi-site enterprises with impeccable customer service. His projects routinely deliverfinancial value and positive ROI, which has led to a committed base of clients and repeat business.Steve employs a solid grounding in ethics in all endeavors, leading the company with a well communicated, instilled set of core values:The Leaden Way.

  • Lauren Brockman
    Lauren Brockman
    Director, Product Management

    Lauren leads New Product Development for Voice Services at Bandwidth. She focuses on bringing new, software driven IP communications solutions that transform the customer experience and challenge the way we think about communications today. Lauren is 25 year veteran of the telecom industry and has worked in new product development, product management, finance, corporate restructuring and M&A for a variety of communications companies before joining Bandwidth in 2017.

  • Eric Krapf
    Eric Krapf
    GM & Program Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect
    Publisher, No Jitter

    Eric Krapf is General Manager and Program Co-Chair for Enterprise Connect, the leading conference/exhibition and online events brand in the enterprise communications industry. He has been Enterprise Connect’s Program Co-Chair for over a decade. He is also publisher of No Jitter, the Enterprise Connect community’s daily news and analysis website. Eric served as editor of No Jitter from its founding in 2007 until taking over as publisher in 2015. From 1996 to 2004, Eric was managing editor of Business Communications Review (BCR) magazine, and from 2004 to 2007, he was the magazine's editor. Before coming to BCR, he was managing editor and senior editor of America's Network magazine, covering the public telecommunications industry. Prior to working in high-tech journalism, he was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut and Texas.

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