An open cloud platform where you have full control over your telecom infrastruture
What is Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC)?
Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) gives you the ability to plug in your existing carrier and the numbers associated with that carrier into the Plivo infrastructure. With BYOC, you don’t need to leave your existing carrier relationships or move your contracts to Plivo. In a nutshell, we work with you so that you can maintain your carrier relationships and still use Plivo for your infrastructure.
As you can see in the diagram above, BYOC enables you to connect your own carrier into the cloud infrastructure. We can process both inbound and outbound calls through your own carrier which means you can keep your existing phone numbers and outgoing routes all without any lock-in problems.
When should you consider using Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC)?
BYOC can help you alleviate the following business issues:
- Your business is forced to sign up for carrier service which adds cost and decreases flexibility
- Your business has to either let go of their existing carrier relationships or stay away entirely from the cloud offering
- The cost benefit that comes from long term carrier relationship is lost
Our approach removes these shackles and allows the enterprise to maintain control of its carrier of choice and still reap the benefits of the cloud.
Why do you need Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC)?
We offer BYOC to support many businesses accustomed to selecting their own carriers and maintaining relationships with them directly.
Having said that, how most telephony API platforms work is similar to buying a locked mobile phone and being tied to a carrier when all you wants is a phone and the freedom to choose a carrier that best meets their needs.
Consider the following 4 factors when you evaluate Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) as an option:
If your business has a favorable, on-going relationship with certain carriers, you can keep the relationship and use Plivo's cloud infrastructure.
Changing carriers will mean changing phone numbers and lines. The time and financial cost involved with such change can be significant for your business.
Avoid price markup and build a better cost structure for your business. As you can work directly with carriers, you can have better control over your cost structuer without intermediaries.
API providers may not have carrier relationships in all countries in which your business operate. With BYOC, your company can use Plivo cloud and your own local carrier.
One of the leading engineering universities in the US uses Plivo’s cloud platform to enable staff and students to create exciting new communications applications. Apart from the cloud advantage and the seamless interoperability with existing hardware that Plivo offers, the most critical factor driving this move is Plivo’s flexibility when it comes to choosing carriers.
In this case, the university already has its entire communication infrastructure set up - session border controllers, phone numbers, incoming routes and outgoing routes. With any other cloud service provider, they will have to give up on their existing telecom set up just to be able to move to the cloud. With Plivo, they can move to the cloud and also continue using their existing numbers and lines. Plivo worked closely with the both the university and their SBC vendor, Acme Packet who was recently acquired by Oracle. There are more details on this innovative case study on the Oracle Acme Packet web site.