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Unified Communications Week in Review

September 28, 2013

Fall is upon us at last, and so we close out the week with some technology headlines for this final week of September. Let’s look at what happened in unified communications.

Alpheus Communications partnered with Telesphere to give Telesphere a boost in the delivery of voice, data and video.

According to the report, Alpheus was tapped by Telesphere for its fiber network, which has its presence in more than 94,000 Ethernet-qualified locations. Since Telesphere offers services to a number of companies in the country, this is a very useful service for the company.

“We're pleased to partner with Telesphere and help them quickly broaden access to Texas with our high-quality network and the numerous data centers and central offices that offer a very robust and diverse network footprint," said Alpheus CEO Scott Widham. "Alpheus offers the ideal platform for businesses looking to switch to Ethernet for higher speeds, greater reliability and cost-effective bandwidth. We believe that the migration from TDM to Ethernet is an emerging trend, one that is poised for explosive growth in the months ahead.”

Read more about the details of this partnership from the full report.

In other news, UberConference was the recipient of the 2013 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award by TMC for the second year in a row.

"On behalf of TMC and the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, we are honored to grant UberConference with this award for its innovation in IP Communications," said Erik Linask, group editorial director, TMC. "UberConference has demonstrated exceptional quality and proved itself worthy of this honor by improving business for its clients."

UberConference brings a whole new visual dimension to audio conference calls. From any computer, anyone in the call can see the names, photos, and other information of the others in the call.

Learn more about the service and why it was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award from the full report.

ShoreTel made headlines this week as it has collaborated with F1 Racing Team to build a complete UC infrastructure across the Williams enterprise so that team-wide race strategists collaborate better to realize peak productivity and performance.

“This exciting affiliation with the Williams F1 Team showcases ShoreTel’s cutting-edge technology in an increasingly popular global sport, with millions of fans, millions of dollars in sponsorships and merchandising, as well as drivers who are as revered as Olympic medalists – pushing zero-failure tolerance communications to their limits in the quest for the coveted world championship title,” said Bruce Downing, managing director for ShoreTel Asia and South Africa. “We are joining forces with one of the world’s leading engineering companies that appreciate our award-winning UC telephony solutions that are fine tuning Williams’ day-to-day operations, as well as their race-day connectivity between the drivers, pit teams, logistics experts and principals.”

Williams F1 is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. Read more about this collaborative effort from the full report.

That’s it for this week’s unified communications news recap. Be sure to visit unified communications for all the latest headlines in UC.

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