Earlier this year, Matt Brown, our very own VP of Product said this: “With the proliferation of video, this whole thing (WFH movement) could be the death of the conference call. Businesses will certainly want to build on their conferencing solutions, and video is a big part of that.”
And we’re starting to suspect Matt has a crystal ball, as not only is that what users are doing, but we’re doing it with them.
Video Conferencing – What’s the Latest?
In the last few months, businesses have had to hugely increase the scale of their collaboration tool stack. All while getting their remote security capabilities up to scratch, making sure people have the hardware they need, and improving their comms.
So what does that mean? Well, it means that, as we’ve all seen so far in this global lockdown workplace, videoconferencing will become commonplace as people keep using video tech to maintain social distancing. To keep it short, people are going to be joining virtual meetings instead of walking into a conference room.
Going back to the office in the way we were before is looking less and less likely. What’s obvious though is that there’s a rising need for robust communication tools that allow us to share information and collaborate in rich ways.
So What Does BYOC Add?
Businesses that want to keep their current PSTN provider are finding more frequently that they can choose to keep their contract, regardless of their platform.
“Bring Your Own Carrier” has been a big deal for Voxbone, now part of Bandwidth, and the wider comms industry as an increasingly open ecosystem begins to take shape.
In short, it allows businesses to enjoy all of the benefits and features of their conferencing platform while keeping the service providers/contracts, phone numbers, and calling rates that they get with their current carrier.
Just some of the benefits of using BYOC with video conferencing include:
- Regain/retain full control of billing – Reduce your PSTN charges, and take advantage of already contracts and prices you may have already negotiated
- Increase reach of meetings – Connect to anyone via your SIP connection regardless of their location
- Keep your numbers – With BYOC is you have numbers with a carrier there’s no need for porting
- Remove clutter – By using BYOC only one device is needed for calling out
What these kinds of partnerships are showing is that carriers, platforms, and MSPs alike are beginning to see how by integrating their offerings they can get closer to a Global Communications offering that benefits everyone.
And this kind of openness and interoperability is a big step in the right direction for the industry as a whole.
Pexip + Voxbone BYOC
By working with Voxbone, Pexip now offers customers the ability to “Bring Your Own Carrier” (BYOC) to any video endpoint registered on their service.
All video endpoints in an organization can be enabled in a matter of minutes. It even allows for direct dial-in from PSTN to specific video endpoints.
Are you a Pexip user looking to configure the BYOC interface? Contact your Pexip Partner or