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Unified Communications Week in Review: Agora.io, Fusion, RingCentral & More

December 08, 2018

The cloud era is upon us, and the dawn of a new day has arrived. Technology is in the midst of a major transformation as a result of cloud computing, and one area most notably grabbing attention is the unified communications space. So, with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look back at the week that was in unified communications news: Time for the Week in Review!

Agora.io has raised $70 million in a Series C round. That brings its total capital raised to $125 million. Four-year-old Agora.io provides a Twilio-like platform. It enables developers to embed real-time broadcasting, video, and voice into mobile and web applications. All the details are HERE

INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine announced Fusion garnered a 2018 Excellence Award for the Fusion360 integrated cloud communications solution. "We are honored to be recognized once again by TMC, an outstanding thought leader in the communications industry, for innovation in developing a powerful cloud communications solution," said Dan Foster, Fusion's Chief Revenue Officer.  Complete coverage is HERE

RingCentral announced the appointment of Peter Hughes to the role of Regional Sales Vice President for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Based out of Sydney, the industry vet is tasked with expanding the cloud communication provider’s presence in the region. The full report is HERE.

Recently the Trump administration revisited the government’s Cloud First effort. They renamed it Cloud Smart. And they used that as an opportunity to discuss the government’s strategy “to migrate to a safe and secure cloud infrastructure.” Explore the matter more HERE.

Frost & Sullivan honored 8x8 with its 2018 North American Integrated CCaS and UcaaS Competitive Strategy and Leadership Award.  8x8 exemplified the innovation, strategy and performance to garner the award.

Come back early and often for your fill of all things Unified Communications. See you next week!