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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/14/2017
Ribbon, the company created last month from a merger between Sonus and Genband, has named Fritz Hobbs as its new president and CEO following the resignation of Ray ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 12/4/2017
In response to an increasingly mobile workforce, Orange Business Services is launching a new initiative to collaborate with enterprise customers in the development of ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/4/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Blackberry loses patents case to Nokia; Telecom Italia looks at fixed-line network; Tele2 goes with Infobip for enterprise ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/1/2017
ORLANDO, 12/1/2017 – Wholesaler Epsilon developed its own system for delivering connectivity to CPaaS players and others, but longer term, the industry needs a plan, says Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2017
Masergy is joining the growing number of operators that are making it easier for enterprises to combine all forms of communication -- voice, chat, instant messaging ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/26/2017
New options are emerging for network operators that want to compete against Twilio and others in what's being called the communications-platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/23/2017
Networks giant Cisco has now confirmed a deal to acquire unified communications specialist BroadSoft as it continues to expand outside its core hardware business ...
By Column, 10/16/2017
As more and more applications shift to the cloud and are delivered as a service, it's no surprise that unified communications (UC) is moving there as well. But how ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2017
AT&T's wholesale unit is rolling out new wireless and virtual CPE offerings to its customers, bringing its channel partners into the next generation of services. In ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/4/2017
Verizon is expanding its efforts to sell mobile collaboration tools to its business customers, expanding its One Talk capabilities for mid-market customers starting ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/28/2017
LONDON, 9/29/2017 – immmr, a German startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom's T-Labs, is looking to gain ground in the digital comms market with a multimedia app that offers virtual numbers and lets anyone communicate from any device, explains CEO Judit Andrasi.
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 12/14/2017
Kubernetes 1.9 gets Windows support in beta and further refinements for the ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/14/2017
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