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NEC NETWORK CONNECT Offers Intelligent Direct-Routing Integration & Unmatched Carrier Diversity with the Lowest Price Per Seat for Microsoft Teams Telephony

NETWORK CONNECT uses AI, machine learning with the combined power of a certified Direct Routing solution and Operator Connect features to provide connectivity and collaboration at an exceptional price

Irving, TX - July 15, 2022 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, and networking solutions, today announced new $7.99 USD pricing* per seat for Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) telephony enablement for its NETWORK CONNECT intelligent call routing and telephony solution. While Direct Routing is commonly used to manage MS Teams telephony integration, NEC provides access to over 375 U.S. and global carriers in a single consumable provider-neutral service for greater reliability, performance and now even better cost savings.

"We are excited to offer this innovative Microsoft-certified solution that supports Teams collaboration and productivity," said Joe Salisbury, NEC Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Service & Support. "For companies looking to enable MS Teams with PSTN connectivity NEC now provides the most competitive price in the marketplace. When you combine that with multi-carrier diversity and redundancy you have a solution that minimizes downtime and outages across the enterprise."

Besides providing companies with complete visibility and control over their entire MS Teams environments with a single pane of glass management interface, NEC NETWORK CONNECT ensures Teams sessions are placed over the network providing the best quality service for optimal accessibility and productivity. With turnkey access to hundreds of carrier networks and automatic failover, potential network issues that could disrupt group collaboration and customer appointments are bypassed.

"For those organizations looking to support a more collaborative work culture and one that is built on MS Teams, NEC NETWORK CONNECT offers the resilience and performance needed. Now as the most cost-competitive PSTN connectivity option available for an unlimited domestic long-distance calling plan, it is collaboration and productivity made easy and cost-efficient," Salisbury said.

NETWORK CONNECT for MS Teams enablement is simple to deploy, requires little if any upfront investment or downtime and is ideal for organizations of all sizes.

NETWORK CONNECT by the numbers*:

  • $7.99 USD per seat for MS Teams enablement on a Microsoft-certified platform.
  • Access to 375+ U.S. and global carriers for unmatched resilience and reliability.
  • Unlimited local and domestic long-distance included for users in the United States#.
  • Transparent pricing and billing in one, simple contract.
  • One U.S.-based support and management team.
To learn more about NETWORK CONNECT, including Microsoft Teams enablement, visit

NEC NETWORK CONNECT for MS Teams: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses, and society, with a special focus on safety, security, and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics, and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $27 billion in revenues.

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