U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications Integration

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June 20,  2018 — ASHBURN, VA– Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken a significant step forward in its Everything Over IP initiative by migrating one if its key agencies to a unified communications (UC) platform. In doing so, the...Learn More

Widespread Comcast Voice Outage Illustrates Risks of Automation, Virtualization

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A Comcast voice outage yesterday illustrates the risks of network automation and virtualization and the move to the cloud. Reports of service outages first surfaced yesterday morning, impacting business users in multiple markets nationwide, according to online news website The Verge. The report cites a...Learn More

Windstream CEO: We Are the Leader in SD-WAN

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Windstream SD-WAN services have become increasingly strategic to the company in recent months. At an investor conference yesterday, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas went as far as saying “We are the leader in SD-WAN.” Windstream is in a different position with regard to SD-WAN than many...Learn More

Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Platform Upgraded

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Windstream Enterprise has upgraded its Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Mitel platform, the company announced today. The platform offers a UC solution that integrates voice, multi-media, unified messaging, mobility and other services onto a single platform.   UCaaS capabilities now exceed those available from premises-based UC solutions,...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN Reached More Than 15% of Company Sales in First Year

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Windstream is “uniquely positioned” to capitalize on business customers’ shift toward SD-WAN connectivity, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. Windstream SD-WAN sales now represent more than 15% of the company’s total sales – an accomplishment reached in the first year the offering was available, he...Learn More

CenturyLink Business VoIP Targets Small Business with Cloud Based UC Platform

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CenturyLink is casting its net wider across the business VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) market space, announcing a managed, plug-and-play VoIP services platform for small business customers dubbed CenturyLink Business VoIP. The offering provides pre-configured, premium, plug-and-play digital voice communications at a flat monthly rate, the company highlights....Learn More

RingCentral: Cloud Based Unified Communications is Just the Start, Collaboration Apps & AI Are Next

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Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider RingCentral seems to have become a Wall Street darling, sharing the spotlight with the likes of AT&T and Verizon at three investor conferences in the last 10 days. The company’s popularity underscores a major market shift toward UCaaS...Learn More

8×8, Ring Central Tie for Top Spot in North American UCaaS Rankings

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UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) providers 8×8 and RingCentral tied for the top spot in the North American UCaaS scorecard from IHS Markit, the first first-place tie in the nine years the market research company has been ranking UCaaS vendors. Providing and managing core...Learn More

Windstream Beefs Up Unified Communications Portfolio with Broadview Acquisition

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Just on the heels of closing its EarthLink acquisition, Windstream adds even more cloud and unified communications horsepower to its growing business services focus with an announced Broadview acquisition. Windstream has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Rye Brook, N.Y. based provider of unified...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Little Rock

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Mar 22, 2017 —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless...Learn More

Enterprise Unified Communications Survey: One Third Doubt Infrastructure Can Handle Traffic

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More than one-third of the senior U.S. IT decision-makers in an enterprise unified communications survey don’t believe their organizations’ infrastructure is up to the task of managing anticipated volumes of network traffic. The survey was conducted by UC and contact center specialist IR (Integrated Research,...Learn More

Windstream Hosted Communications Targets SMBs

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Small- and medium-size businesses are the target market for a new Windstream hosted communications offering launched today. The cloud-based offering brings “enterprise-level” voice capabilities to smaller businesses, Windstream said. The Windstream hosted communications offering uses equipment from Broadsoft. Capabilities included with the Windstream offering, dubbed...Learn More

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