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Why did Microsoft become a new telecom operator in France?

The computer giant has received the green light from Arcep to become a new telecom operator in France. Teams users will be able to have phone numbers.

A new operator has just entered the telecommunications market, and it is well known, as it is the American giant Microsoft. The Communications Regulatory Authority (Arcep) authorized the company in late September to provide Teams users with phone numbers, the media reports the informed.

Users of Team’s video conferencing and messaging software can now make or receive calls from any mobile or landline. Companies could thus decide to centralize all communication on Microsoft’s software alone.

In this way, the American giant is going to compete with other operators, especially in terms of professionals and companies. A snub to competitors like Orange Business Services.

Team Phone offer

But making a request to Arcep requires several restrictions, such as being able to make emergency calls or being able to respond positively to a wiretapping request from a judge. The last company to make a request to Arcep was Skype in 2014, and it was unsuccessful, although a prosecutor had a hand in getting the authority to agree.

Microsoft intends to implement on a global level in the telecommunications market, as the company has just unveiled the Teams Phone. This new offer, in the testing phase in the US, allows users to get this famous Microsoft phone number through the Teams software.

According to Microsoft, last January Teams had almost 270 million users assets. The American giant is counting on this solid base of employees and businesses to get them to use Teams Phone.

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