27th Jul 2018

Microsoft Endorses Think365 Connector by ThinkTel

ThinkTel brings telecom experience seamlessly into Skype for Business Online

TORONTO, July 27, 2018ThinkTel, a division of Distributel, today announced an endorsement from Microsoft for Think365 Connector. Think365 Connector, a ThinkTel solution, brings decades of telecom experience seamlessly into Skype for Business online by delivering a complete PSTN solution.  Customers can port their number onto the network of Canada’s leading SIP Trunking service provider, which routes directly into Skype for Business Online.

Think365 Connector gains Microsoft endorsement

Think365 Connector, now endorsed by Microsoft, helps customers accelerate their cloud adoption journey by completing the solution. Since launching in January 2017, Think365 Connector has delivered PSTN services to Skype for Business Online with telco-grade stability & performance

Nikolay Muravlyannikov, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, was a key ally in supporting ThinkTel as Think365 Connector adoption gained momentum throughout Canada. Nikolay explains: “Think365 Connector is built on Cloud Connector technology and being extended to support Direct Routing for Teams. Microsoft and ThinkTel are working together to make sure that the solution provides an excellent experience for Skype for Business and Teams users.”

“We welcome the endorsement from Microsoft of our Think365 Connector service and look to continue building on our decade long relationship with Microsoft” adds Jim Dawson, Vice President of Enterprise Sales for ThinkTel.  “Think365 Connector helps ease the transition from legacy systems and completes the Skype for Business solution with the features demanded by today’s businesses.”

The appeal of an end-to-end UC Solution

Supporting the transition from legacy systems, ThinkTel extends the Skype for Business solution with services beyond number portability such as:  Voice Network Assessments, Faxing / paging, legacy PBX integration, IVR/Contact Centre, Redundancy / DR strategies, Business Internet / WAN services, premium 24/7 support, and a complete white glove experience. After experiencing the quality and stability of the Think365 Connector solution in a preproduction environment for 30 days, clients like Vivonet readily gave the green light for migration to the cloud. Shafique Adatia, IT Team Lead at Vivonet, explains “with ThinkTel we optimized the quality and added redundancy to our Skype for Business platform. We can now monitor everything, including our usage, and assert full control over our system, without having to take on the costs and headaches of managing hardware or worrying about security & compliance.”

As Microsoft continues to innovate with the advent of the Teams platform, ThinkTel is positioned to help forward thinking customers embark on their modern UC journey.


About ThinkTel

Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering residential high-speed Internet, Television, and Home Phone services in Canada. With offices across the country and a National Network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Service division is a driving force for innovation in the industry.

For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca or www.thinktel.ca


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