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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 1/23/2018
The number of challenges facing communications network operators/service providers and their suppliers/partners are legion, but David Amzallag, the former Vodafone ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/3/2018
Unified communications (UC) specialists Blueface and Star2Star are merging in a $500 million deal they say will create a "top five" player in the UC market.
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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) ...
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.
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Cloudian Bridges Storage From the Datacenter to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/23/2018
Cloudian's new software and appliance creates a single storage image that ...
Rainforest Raises $25M for Crowdsourced Software Quality Testing
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 1/23/2018
Rainforest is like Lyft for software quality assurance, maintaining a fleet of ...
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Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Is a Zero-Sum Fiber Race
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/23/2018
In part two of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
Jennifer Fritzsche, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities, 1/22/2018
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Analyst, Heavyreading.com , 4/14/2015
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Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 5/9/2014
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