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TMCnet's Unified Communications Week in Review

September 22, 2012

Welcome to another week’s end, as we recap all the headlines in technology. Let’s see what happened in unified communications, as summer officially comes to an end and we head into fall.

Market intelligence from Frost and Sullivan dictates that there is growth in unified communications in India.

According to the report, Frost and Sullivan found that trends such as virtualization, mobile conferencing and cloud communication are on the rise and that the Indian UC market was estimated at $522.7 million in spending for 2011.

"Most enterprises have transitioned from legacy to pure IP-based communication systems,” said Parminder Saini of Frost & Sullivan. “Real-time and multi-modal communications have facilitated adoption of various on-premise applications, and we now see the movement in adoption of cloud-based UC solutions.”

Read more about Frost and Sullivan’s findings on UC in India.  

A recent report from Teo says UC is the answer to the demands caused by new devices running on a corporate network.

Essentially, video conferencing is at the hub of UC, and that the increase of video has led to an increase in new smartphones and tablets in the workplace.

According to Denise Culver, a research analyst with Heavy Reading IP Services, "Enterprises want what UC offers – access to multiple, often disparate, product components that, when used together, provide a unified user interface and experience across devices and media types."

Learn more about Teo’s insight on UC and video in the workplace and how UC plays a pivotal role for corporate networks.

Last but not least, Alteva announced the opening of its first Innovation Center in Philadelphia.

Alteva delivers cloud-based unified communications (UC) solutions and the plan for this new center will provide “Experience Zones” for customers to experience Alteva's cloud UC solutions.

"The grand opening of our Innovation Center and new national headquarters in Philadelphia signifies a pivotal moment in our company's history as leading pioneers in cloud communications," said David Cuthbert, president and chief operations officer at WVT Communications Group.

Read more about Alteva’s Innovation Center via the full report.     

That’s it for this week’s unified communications week in review. Be sure to visit unified communications’s Unified Communications community for all the latest news in UC.

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