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Manageable, flexible, and controlled cloud migration is here. Introducing Bring-Your-Own-Carrier

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At RingCentral, we pride ourselves on being an award-winning leader in cloud telephony, and strongly believe that voice is the building block of all critical business communications. We’ve also gone to great lengths to deeply understand our customers’ complex needs. 

Based on the feedback from our community, we’re excited to announce the launch of Bring-Your-Own-Carrier (BYOC), giving you an extra level of control over your transition to the cloud. 

 

Why we built Bring Your Own Carrier

We built BYOC specifically to support larger enterprise customers as they encounter a number of complexities where this approach can help. 

For example, an enterprise may find themselves in the middle of multi-year contracts with carriers that would be cost prohibitive to break. Also, our customers may have locations in regions where capabilities of origination or termination of phone services may need to stay on-premises to maintain compliance and regulatory standards.

At the same time, multinational enterprises often consider a multi-year, phased approach for their shift to cloud. BYOC allows IT to manage cut-overs from legacy systems piece by piece, while also allowing easy rollbacks if something should go wrong.

 

What are the advantages of Bring Your Own Carrier?

1. Flexibility to meet your needs

Transform at your pace with flexible telephony options for your cloud migration. Enjoy the benefits of RingCentral MVP while maintaining your existing carrier contracts, numbers, and rates for less friction during your migration.

2. Robust global coverage

Any multinational company with employees outside RingCentral’s 44+ natively supported countries or with regional service limitations can still use RingCentral MVP, given there is a local carrier relationship. 

3. Maintain full control

With BYOC, you have full control over connectivity, call routing, calling plans, E911 services, and call forwarding features for high regulatory needs. Avoid the number porting process and maintain phone numbers with your carrier. Have a strategic, phased cloud migration path versus a complete overhaul of infrastructure.

4. Avoid early-termination fees

Give your users modern tools even if you’re locked in inflexible carrier contracts. Maintain existing PBX contracts and avoid early-termination fees.

5. Streamline end-user experience

With RingCentral, you get a single app for video, messaging, task management, whiteboarding, voice communications, and more. 

6. Leverage your current infrastructure

Continue to use your existing infrastructure. You decide when to deprecate.

 

Why RingCentral is your best choice for BYOC 

1. Cloud UCaaS experts 

We’re consistently awarded as leaders in cloud UCaaS by analysts, investors, and customers alike with over 20 years in the industry. Even if you’re not ready to move your telephony to the cloud, it’s worth strategizing to meet the needs of your today and future self.

2. Security Innovation 

Trusted by top global brands, we’re the most reliable and secure cloud-based UCaaS provider

We have compliance with SOC 2, SOC 3, GDPR and HIPPA,and received dozens of globally-recognized security certifications including UK Cyber Essentials Plus and HITRUST. 

3. Global reach 

Bring Your Own Carrier is available in over 44 countries, scaling with your global business as it expands.

4. Our open platform is best-in-class SaaS 

When you’re ready to migrate to a pure cloud phone system, you’llbe ready to take advantage of our unmatched open platform with 275 prebuilt business app integrations and 6000+ custom APIs available to you with a 60,000+ developer community.

5. Powerful next-gen analytics

Take advantage of IT and line-of-business use cases that go far beyond troubleshooting and call quality reports.

 

Ultimate flexibility is the end goal

Customers can also choose a combination of the two—utilizing BYOC in some markets and RingCentral MVP for others, in order to support private calling between the RingCentral MVP platform and sites that have yet to migrate to the cloud. 

Ultimately, BYOC offers enterprises the maximum flexibility they need to get the most out of their communications tech stack. 

BYOC isavailable today and has been certified by industry leading SBC vendors such as AudioCodes and Ribbon Communications

Learn more at www.ringcentral.com/BYOC

Originally published Nov 18, 2021, updated Dec 01, 2021

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