Beanfield Metroconnect Chooses Ribbon Connect to Extend Hosted Voice Offerings and Rapidly Deliver Microsoft Teams Phone System Capabilities to Business Customers | Texas News

PLANO, TX and TORONTO, February 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Beanfield Metropolitan Connectionowner and operator of the largest independent fiber optic network in Toronto and Montrealand Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real-time communications software and optical IP networking solutions for service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that Beanfield is the first Canadian provider communications services to deploy Ribbon Connect for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing. The service allows Beanfield to quickly expand its Hosted Voice offers by providing its customers with an easy way to integrate office phone system functionality into Microsoft Teams.

“We want to enable our business customers to have fast, reliable connectivity and a full suite of communication and collaboration services that enable them to be productive no matter where they choose to work, most easily possible,” said Dan Armstrong, Founder and CEO of Beanfield. “Ribbon has provided us with a proven Microsoft Direct Routing solution that allows us to significantly expand our market reach and enables our customers to integrate advanced calling services with Microsoft Teamswhile leveraging our best Hosted Voffice service.”

Armstrong added, “We are proud to own and operate our fiber optic network. By leveraging Ribbon Connect’s technology, we can deliver a complete collaboration experience based on Microsoft-Teams that includes our business phone services.

“We are excited to extend our longstanding partnership with Beanfield and help them gain an even greater competitive advantage by enabling customers to bring their Beanfield telecommunications services to businesses that have come to rely on Microsoft Teams. “, said David ShierVice President of Ribbon Sales for Canada. “Beanfield makes it easy for businesses through Canada to fully leverage their Teams investments with the ability to easily add telecommunications services so employees can connect and collaborate from anywhere using their Teams desktop and mobile apps.”

Ribbon Connect for Microsoft Teams Direct routing is a cloud-based service that securely connects new or existing phone lines to Microsoft Phone System. The solution is ideal for new or existing Teams deployments and includes rich integration options that allow it to work with existing PBX/telephone systems. This gives organizations the flexibility to leverage certain elements of a legacy system in parallel with Teams, allowing them to best manage existing investments or business processes until fully migrated. Offered as a per-user, per-month service, Ribbon Connect enables organizations of all types to increase or decrease usage levels, including for seasonal labor or business fluctuations in industries where demand and external factors impact labor levels.

About Beanfield Metroconnect

Beanfield is a telecommunications company like no other. We recognize the importance of connecting communities and the people within them, and we do so without sacrificing exceptional customer support and premium services. At Beanfield, it’s about building communities, not just networks.

Founded in 1988, Beanfield builds, owns and operates the largest independent fiber optic network in the Toronto and Montreal. We connect over 2900 commercial and residential buildings. All of our build, install and customer experience teams are in-house, giving you the most efficient and hassle-free experience possible, because we believe that’s how it should be. For more information, visit

About the Ribbon

Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) provides communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We are deeply committed to our customers, helping them modernize their networks to improve their competitive positioning and business results in today’s intelligent, always-on, data-hungry world. Our portfolio of innovative, end-to-end solutions deliver unparalleled scalability, performance, and agility, including core-to-edge software solutions, cloud-native offerings, industry-leading security and analytics tools, and IP and optical network solutions for 5G.. To learn more about the ribbon, visit

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