Bandwidth, an enterprise communications platform and cloud-native carrier, was named a charter member of Zoom’s new Phone Provider Exchange. The company will serve as an “Enhanced Cloud Peering Collaborator.”
This program, as has been previously detailed, will allow Zoom enterprise customers to access “Bring Your Own Carrier” (BYOC) options, unbundling telephony from Zoom’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform and Zoom Phone.
Bandwidth will work directly with Zoom to support SIP trunking and emergency services across the former’s global, software-driven network.
“Bandwidth is an important partner in our strategy to empower customers with more choice and flexibility to meet their needs as they migrate to the cloud with Zoom,” said Josh Stanley, Zoom Phone Strategic Programs Leader. “Zoom has scaled with Bandwidth as a key network platform from the beginning, and now the global reach and reliability of their software-driven network can help our customers scale in this new program.”
With this announcement, Bandwidth now provides BYOC solutions across the Zoom, Microsoft Teams and RingCentral platform stacks, allowing it to better support large enterprises in streamlining cloud migration, consolidating public switched telephone network (PSTN) replacement, maintain compliance with evolving regulations and integrate PSTN access.
“We’re joining this new program to provide a resilient solution with a frictionless experience to Zoom’s customers,” said Ryan Henley, Bandwidth’s Chief Customer Officer. “With Zoom, enterprises considering a cloud-based phone system now have greater flexibility to meet complex needs. As the migration to the cloud accelerates, Bandwidth’s cloud-native network is the choice to provide access to 60+ countries reaching over 90 percent of world GDP. At the same time, Bandwidth’s dynamic location routing technology enables enterprises to meet critical requirements for E911 in the U.S., such as Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act, and we also support emergency services requirements in other regions of the world.”