SoftBank Selects AudioCodes Solutions for Skype for Business Online
LOD, Israel, November 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- SoftBank offers its business customers a hosted Office 365/Skype for Business Online service based on a monthly subscription
- SoftBank is deploying AudioCodes on-premises connectivity solutions and IP phones for its business customers
- AudioCodes equipment helps customers connect to the service rapidly and smoothly
- AudioCodes solutions include a managed offering of IP phones on employees' desktops, as well as on-premises voice connectivity infrastructure connecting to the Softbank network
AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace, today announced that leading Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank has selected AudioCodes products and solutions as part of its Skype for Business Online based, hosted unified communications (UC) service. SoftBank has begun deploying AudioCodes connectivity solutions and IP phones at its business customers' premises across Japan.
The AudioCodes products deployed by SoftBank include the Mediant 800 CCE Appliance which delivers reliable and flexible on-premises voice connectivity for Skype for Business Online customers. With session border controller (SBC), media gateway and Microsoft Cloud Connector Edition software integrated on a single hardware device, the Mediant 800 CCE Appliance enables connectivity with legacy on-premises PBXs and UC platforms as well as with local TDM and SIP trunks. This helps organizations protect their investment in existing communications equipment and service provider contracts during and after the migration to Microsoft's cloud communications offering.
In addition, SoftBank customers can benefit from AudioCodes 400HD series of high-definition IP phones which offer excellent voice quality and ease-of-use. The 400HD series includes a range of models covering virtually all business needs from common-area phones to high-end exective devices with large color touch screens.
"AudioCodes' products and solutions are a perfect fit for our hosted UC offering based on Skype for Business Online," commented Mr. Akiumi Maekawa, Director of UC Service Department at SoftBank. "Having a single supplier for all our voice infrastructure needs enables us to streamline procurement procedures and simplify support and training, all of which contribute to a reliable and cost-effective service for our customers."
"Being selected for SoftBank's hosted unified communications service is an important validation of our One Voice for Microsoft 365 strategy," explained Nimrode Borovsky, VP of Global Marketing at AudioCodes "After many years of successful collaboration with Microsoft UC on-premises deployments, our broad range of certified voice solutions are now delivering value in cloud-based Skype for Business environments as well."
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AudioCodes Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: AUDC) is a leading vendor of advanced voice networking and media processing solutions for the digital workplace. AudioCodes enables enterprises and service providers to build and operate all-IP voice networks for unified communications, contact centers, and hosted business services. AudioCodes offers a broad range of innovative products, solutions and services that are used by large multi-national enterprises and leading tier-1 operators around the world.
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