MS Teams/SFB Local Breakout

H8rlequin

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#1
Hi All.

I perhaps have a incomplete understanding of teams/SFB and would like to ask for a bit of assistance.
As I understand it, SFB has two options, cloud and on premise. As far as I know cloud is not available in SA yet as MS would need to partner with a local ITSP to do the breakout/billing etc.

With Teams, I believe it's purely cloud based and again there is no local breakout. Although I have heard some people using SBC's and doing their own local breakout. Anyone care to shed some light for me on this?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

RandomGeek

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#2
Afternoon.

Regarding Teams, the option you are after is Teams Direct Routing*. MS Teams DR (in the cloud, not yet in SA for us) does the call routing, leaving you to source a SIP Trunk for your break-in and break-out calls.

The SIP Trunk requires:
1) SBC, hosted by you or by your telco. Link of certified SBCs below.
2) Local telco for break-in/break out, telco providing SIP Trunk, billing for minutes consumed etc.

There is nothing stopping you from buying your own SBC, setting up a SIP trunk to your favourite telco and you should be in business.

To my knowledge local telcos do not yet offer this integrated product but it can only be a matter of months before they do.

* MS also offers the "Calling Plan" option where they also do the break-in/break-out but this is not available in SA.

List of certified SBCs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/direct-routing-border-controllers
 

H8rlequin

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#3
Thanks, that makes sense... Anyone know of a good course by MS (or anyone else) on the technical aspects of SFB/Teams/O365?
 
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