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

Verizon One Talk Targets Mobile Workers with Integrated Business Phone Solution

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Verizon launched One Talk, a ‘mobile first’ solution that gives mobile workers an integrated business phone solution for their mobile devices. The solution allows small and medium businesses to seamlessly move business calls between a business desktop phone and a mobile device, or go mobile...Learn More

Onvoy Buys ANPI to Build Scale and Acquire Additional Capabilities

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In what is an industry-wide trend, Minnesota based Onvoy buys ANPi to build scale and improve capabilities. The combined company will create a significant ‘carrier’s carrier,’ bringing together two networks with extensive reach into the North American service provider market. Both companies have deep roots...Learn More

IHS: North American Enterprise Telecom and UC Market Up 6%

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The global market for enterprise telephony and unified communications (UC) dropped  5% between 4Q2014 and 4Q2015, according to a new research note from IHS Technology. But the North American enterprise telecom and UC market was up 6%, researchers said. Total market revenue for 2015 amounted...Learn More

Business UC Survey Finds Remote User Challenges

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Attempts by businesses to extend Unified Communications (UC) platforms to incorporate remote and mobile employees are suffering from a lack of insight, according to a new business UC survey from Dell. A lack of visibility into UC usage is exposing organizations to new risks and...Learn More

AT&T Unveils Hosted Voice and Collaboration Offering

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March 7, 2016 — Orlando, Florida — AT&T is creating a new way to mobilize and help grow your business. The solution, AT&T Collaborate, provides hosted voice and collaboration services to help improve employee productivity and your bottom line. The pace of business is faster...Learn More

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