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Cisco Offers Hosted Collaboration Solution for NTT Communications Cloud-Based Unified Communications Service

September 01, 2011

In a recent announcement, NTT Communications Corporation will be using  Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution for its cloud-based Unified Communication Service “UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service) Plan”.

The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution will allow NTT Com to offer customers with voice and video calling, unified voicemail messaging, presence and instant messaging, and a wide variety of mobility features and options. It is based on Cisco Unified Service Delivery.

According to a press release, this as-a-service offering is well suited for customers who aren't able or don't want to deploy or manage these technologies themselves. As NTT Com will be able to provide customers with a highly consistent end-user experience, as well as high security and control.

It is an integrated data center solution based on the Cisco Unified Computing System(TM), which makes installations, upgrades, and customizations easier to perform, and improves security and redundancy. Cisco Unified Service Delivery gives customers dedicated cloud-based applications in NTT Com's data center while enabling NTT Com to optimize data center resources.

“Through the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution, Cisco is enabling our partners to provide cloud-based solutions that offer unmatched levels of flexibility for their customers,” said Bob Gault, vice president, Worldwide Partner Organization at Cisco. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with NTT Communications to ultimately assist their customers globally in deploying collaboration technologies that bring about a new way of working.”

“By adopting the globally-respected Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution as a platform, NTT Com has achieved its goal of offering a cloud-based unified communication service worldwide,” said Masahiro Wakai, senior vice president at NTT Com. “With our aim of becoming a 'Global ICT Partner,' we will continue our efforts to offer reliable, globally seamless ICT services built on constant innovation,” he added.

In other company news, unified communications reported that Cypress Communications has added the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution and the expansion of its C4 product suite.

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Mandira Srivastava is a unified communications contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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