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Unified Communications Week in Review: MegaPath, ADTRAN, Windstream and More


March 28, 2015

Unified communication’s unifying theme is communication unity. Try saying that five times fast. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane with us in today’s week in review!

Early in the week, we saw MegaPath Cloud Services, a division of the cloud communications company MegaPath, announce new features for its UC service to enable better connections between MegaPath users and their customers, partners and colleagues. 

“These new service enhancements reflect MegaPath’s ongoing commitment to product innovation and further investment in our Voice and Unified Communications service offerings,” said Kurt Hoffman, President and Chief Executive of Cloud Services, MegaPath. Read the full article to learn what the feature are, and how they will enhance MegaPath’s voice and UC services.

Huntsville, Alabama-based ADTRAN made headlines earlier this week with the announcement that it added its NetVanta Ethernet switches to its ProCloud service. The addition will allow customers to have better management over their networks, resulting in more uptime in an environment where global access is expected 24/7. As demands on the cloud continue to increase, solutions such as this could make all the difference in the industry. Christopher Mohr has the full story HERE.

Meanwhile, over in Asia and the South Paciific, UCaaS and Mobility Solutions are slated to become the next big drivers of UC market growth, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).  With the vast majority of countries in this region experiencing population growth, opportunities across most—if not all—industries are expected en masse.  Read the full article for all the details about Asia’s expected impact on UC service providers. 

Moving on to accolades, Windstream’s UCaaS was awarded TMC’s Unified Communications Product of the Year Award. Windstream provides advanced network communications and technology solutions, including cloud computing and managed services to businesses across the country. The company’s UCaaS provides enterprise-class services by bringing voice, multi-media, unified messaging, presence management, mobility and other services onto a single platform in the cloud.

“Receiving TMC's 'Unified Communications Product of the Year Award' for our UCaaS solution is such an honor for all of us at Windstream, as it also recognizes our 'smart solutions, personalized service' brand promise, our collaborative spirit and our commitment to helping our enterprise customers succeed,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. Get the rest of the story HERE.

Last but not Least, Birch Communications, a leading provider of communications, network and cloud services for companies that range from small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses, announced new additions to its upper-management team and order processing staff, and also said that it plans to enhance its service delivery options. The new hires and forthcoming service improvements are focused on making the best possible customer experience, from time of order to day of delivery—which as we all know, is the cornerstone of company success. Read the full article for more details.

And that was our week in review! Enjoy the weekend, and stop by regularly for all the updates in the world of UC






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