TMCnet Unified Communications Week in Review: UC Offerings and Partnerships
This week, Broadvox, provider of managed VoIP services and sponsor of the Unified Communications community, signed an agreement with Digerati Technologies, provider of cloud communication services.
With their agreement, the two companies will join to provide Digerati with nationwide access to a robust IP network with 90 points of presence and major switching centers in Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami and Seattle.
Annually, the Broadvox IP network carries over 15 billion minutes of traffic. It powers 300 telecommunication carriers, local exchange carriers, ISPs, and next generation carriers.
With the help of Broadvox network, Digerati expects to scale its U.S. network more effectively. It also expects to increase the number of distribution interconnection points for its domestic VoIP network without incurring additional capital costs.
WorkSpace Communications and Intel have also signed an agreement to provide its complete suite of unified communications and collaboration tools as part of the standard Intel Hybrid Cloud solution offering. The two companies came to the decision of the partnership in order to explore the power base under hybrid cloud computing in the IT industry.
According to a press release, Intel AppUp for Small Business Service provides small businesses the combination of a locally-hosted, or premise-based server interoperating with “cloud”-based software and services, all available on a subscription-based or pay-per-user basis. The WorkSpace Communications UC solution provides the ideal complement to Intel’s hybrid offering, delivering a suite of communication and collaboration tools right to the desktop. These tools include voice services, audio, video and web conferencing services, as well as instant messaging, real-time desk sharing and the unique unified communications “presence” tool.
In related news, Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software solutions provider Mitel has announced that NFL franchise the Chicago Bears has chosen Mitel’s Freedom architecture to enable collaboration and communications across the entire organization. The solution is expected to provide seamless unified communications between multiple offices and staff members working remotely or traveling between locations.
Freedom has been deployed throughout the organization, from the front office to the ticket center to the training facility to the crew down at Soldier Field in Chicago. All in all, the Mitel solution currently serves almost 150 users across the Bears’ organization. Saidoo will present the Chicago Bears solution during the Mitel Business Partner Conference General Session taking place today (Thursday) at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
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Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for unified communications. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefanie Mosca