SIP and Direct Routing expertise will increase the reach of Microsoft 365 Business Voice
TORONTO, January 29, 2020 – ThinkTel, a division of Distributel, is participating in the launch of Microsoft 365 Business Voice in Canada. Uniquely positioned as a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, ThinkTel is among the longest operating and one of the most experienced providers of SIP-based telecommunications services in Canada, with a long history of voice-enabling Microsoft’s services on premises or in the cloud. This extends the power of enterprise voice technology to small and medium Canadian businesses.
Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a modern cloud-based solution integrated with Microsoft Office 365 through Microsoft Teams. It’s available as an add-on to Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans for businesses with less than 300 users and includes a phone system, audio conferencing, and calling plan in one package. ThinkTel brings its SIP and Direct Routing expertise to Microsoft 365 Business Voice, along with Business Internet services that are optimized for performance with all Office 365 applications, delivering the optimal communications experience to the Canadian marketplace. Canada and the UK were chosen exclusively for the launch of this service.
“We are very pleased to take our relationship with Microsoft to the next level and work together on delivering a complete, secure phone system with enterprise-grade features and reliability,” said Jim Dawson, VP Enterprise Sales for ThinkTel. “With Microsoft 365 Business Voice, ThinkTel is ideally suited to address the communication needs of small and medium businesses in Canada. We are excited about the launch and look forward to further collaboration with Microsoft.”
“Our partners play a critical role in advising customers on how to maximize their investments in Microsoft technology to transform their business,” said Giovanni Mezgec, GM of Microsoft 365 Partner Marketing.” ThinkTel is one of the first to launch an offering for Microsoft 365 Business Voice and we look forward to providing our joint customers with a modern cloud-based phone system that integrates with Office 365.”
ThinkTel has earned Microsoft Gold Communications Competency as a member of the Microsoft Partner Network and is among the most experienced providers of SIP-based telecommunications services in Canada. ThinkTel was the first Canadian company to be independently qualified by Microsoft to deliver SIP Trunking for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync 2010/2013.
“ThinkTel, is proud to be part of a select list of qualified Microsoft partners in Canada. The rapid growth of Microsoft 365 is driving great opportunities for solution providers like ThinkTel to expand their professional services with a Business Voice practice, that includes adoption workshops, Teams Premium support and real-time media assessments,” adds Dawson. “When paired with ThinkTel’s Direct Routing SBC Solution, Teams becomes the ultimate communication for customers, enhancing collaboration and enabling them to work more efficiently.”
ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB, Enterprise and Wholesale markets throughout Canada. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Service division is a driving force for innovation in the industry. Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering residential high-speed Internet, television, and home phone services in Canada. With a national network and offices across the country, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market.
For more information, visit: www.thinktel.ca