Showing posts with label VoIP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VoIP. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Video: Bridgevoice - Bridging Global Voice Services

Bankim Brahmbhatt, CEO and President of Bridgevoice, talks about launching a carrier portal for bridging global voice services.

Small carriers are able to access the large carriers directly, which is not possible today in the legacy way of doing business. Bridgevoice acts as a mediator, providing funding to operators while maintaining the quality of service. Bridgevoice also provides a bidding desk, enabling carriers to change their rates on a real time basis. Carriers can use this portal to sell available capacity.

See video: https://youtu.be/-e2ZeTrJnb8

 



Friday, January 8, 2016

ShoreTel Acquires Corvisa for UC Cloud

ShoreTel has acquired Corvisa LLC, a provider of cloud-based communications solutions.

"The close of this acquisition represents another milestone in the acceleration phase of our strategic plan. The addition of Corvisa's standards-based APIs, SIP trunking and standalone contact center expands our cloud-based offering while providing new sources of hosted revenue," said Don Joos, president and CEO of ShoreTel. "We are excited to have Corvisa's leadership team and approximately 95 technically skilled and customer-facing employees join ShoreTel to further enhance our development roadmap and go-to-market actions."

http://www.shoretel.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mushroom Adds VoIP Performance Mgt to Broadband Bonding

Mushroom Networks introduced a VoIP Armor performance management tool for its Truffle broadband line bonding appliance.

Mushroom's VoIP Armor shields the VoIP traffic against any type of WAN link performance fluctuations and link failures. The technology relies on two or more Broadband Bonded Internet links to protect the VoIP packets against loss, delay and jitter as well as against starvation from other cross traffic. The company said this approach ensures reliability and consistent call quality for VoIP calls.

https://www.mushroomnetworks.com

Monday, January 12, 2015

BroadSoft Acquires Leonid Systems for UC Portal

BroadSoft has acquired Leonid Systems, hosted VoIP OSS provider based in Falls Church, Virginia.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Leonid has developed a purpose-built, intuitive web portal for BroadWorks service provider customers that allows enterprise IT administrators and end-users to simplify the configuration and management of their BroadWorks-based hosted Unified Communications services. Leonid’s web portal improves the overall navigation, accessibility, presentation and performance of BroadSoft’s UC-One application, enhancing business collaboration and productivity by making real-time communications services such as instant messaging, presence, voice calling and video calling accessible through a single interface from any Internet-supported desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

“BroadSoft recently unveiled a new corporate identity built around enhancing the user experience at each phase of the Unified Communications customer lifecycle – from upfront service messaging, to the sales and service implementation process, to service adoption and usage,” said Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft. “As service providers increasingly demand a superior front-end UC services experience that is intuitive and modern, we recognized that Leonid had the expertise and experience to help BroadSoft better meet the evolving service delivery needs of our customers.”  

http://www.leonidsystems.com/
http://www.broadsoft.com/

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Google Hangouts Now Offering Free Calling

Google began offering free voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS and the web to regular telephone numbers in the U.S. and Canada.  International calls can be made a low rates.

The new capability represents the integration of Google Hangouts with Google Voice.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Infonetics: Banner Year for VoIP and IMS

Bucking the typically soft 3rd quarter, the global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market totaled $974 million in 3Q13, up 4% sequentially, and up 52% from the year-ago quarter, according to a new report from Infonetics.

“2013 is turning into a banner year for the IMS equipment market due largely to mobile operators in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea purchasing gear for voice over LTE (VoLTE). While many of these networks won’t go live until next year, operators are purchasing and deploying enough capacity to make sure they don’t fall short upon launch,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Some additional highlights:


  • Legacy equipment—gateways and softswitches—showed resiliency rather than being a drag on results
  • Owing to LTE-related activity, North America enjoyed the strongest year-over-year growth of any region in 3Q13, despite being down on a quarter-over-quarter basis
  • The Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) continues to benefit from the overall expansion of fixed-line VoIP services, notching a 20% sequential increase in revenue in 3Q13
  • Strong performances in Asia Pacific, CALA, and EMEA helped Huawei maintain its leadership in the global service provider VoIP and IMS market
  • In the 3rd quarter, NEC, Ericsson, Mavenir, Genband, and Metaswitch all posted double-digit revenue growth.


http://www.infonetics.com


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Siemens Enterprise Communications Launches Project Ansible

Siemens Enterprise Communications unveiled Project Ansible, a dynamic unified communications and collaboration platform that is hosted in the cloud.

The new platform, which was developed in collaboration with frog, features a modern interface that brings together voice, video, social communications, search, business process applications, and other channels on a desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone.

The company said its goal with Project Ansible is to present a "single pane of glass" providing visibility across a workgroup, an enterprise and the Web at the same time. Project Ansible is designed to pull together and manage the daily flow of communications into rich and meaningful conversations in an intelligent, intuitive and personalized way. It will offer advanced search capabilities  within communication and collaboration applications, including transcribed voicemails, emails, social aggregated content, text messages, and beyond. Siemens Enterprise Communications terms this concept "Thought Trails" -- where users have real-time, searchable access to the content they need by topic and conversation.

“Project Ansible is designed to address core challenges faced by so many organizations today: enterprises are at the center of a complex web of interconnected systems that are hard to manage; companies are failing to drive the full value of those investments; and, while communications tools increasingly play a more central role in business, the user experience is broken,” said Hamid Akhavan, CEO of Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Siemens Enterprise Communications will offer the solution as a white label UC solution that could be hosted by telcos or cloud providers.  Large enterprises could host the platform in their own data centers.  Siemens Enterprise Communications may also host the platform in its facilities for special clients.

Enterprise security is a top concern, stated Torsten Raak, Head of Corporate Marketing for Siemens Enterprise Communications. Encryption is provided end-to-end, including 256-bit SSL VPNs on the transport side and 256-bit AES for storage.  Users are provided the option of deactivating the features that create a "thought trail"across integrated voice, email, chat and other applications.  Moreover, enterprise could choose the specific geographic location to host the UC platform, thereby conforming to online privacy directives.

Project Ansible is expected to begin limited customer trials at the end of 2013 and be generally available later in 2014.  The company said it is working to ensure interoperability with leading on-premise PBX vendors. Its own systems will support many of the advanced features.

http://www.ProjectAnsible.com

http://www.siemens-enterprise.com/ProjectAnsible

Thursday, June 13, 2013

RingCentral Names Former Cisco WebEx Exec as President

RingCentral named David Berman as president of RingCentral, reporting to company founder, chairman and CEO, Vlad Shmunis.

Prior to joining RingCentral, Berman served as president and CEO of Affectiva, which provides real-world accuracy and relevance in emotion analytics based on research from MIT.  Before that, Berman was president of Worldwide Sales and Services at WebEx Communications, a position that he held through the acquisition of the company by Cisco.

RingCentral is a provider of cloud business communications solutions. It is backed by Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, Scale Ventures, and DAG Ventures.

http://www.ringcentral.com

Monday, May 13, 2013

Level 3 Announces Carrier Cloud Voice with Alianza

Level 3 Communications is introducing a Carrier Cloud Voice solution for CLECs, wireless carriers, cable multiple system operators (MSOs) and telcos.

The service, which is offered in partnership with Alianza, is a complete outsourced voice solution for service providers that are looking for ways to add voice but avoid significant up-front investment and ongoing operational costs. The joint solution combines Level 3's Enhanced Local Service and Alianza's cloud-based voice platform, which includes a hardened set of APIs for back-office integration, billing and service management.

"Voice is an important part of many established service bundles, but it is an expensive investment that consumes a lot of internal resources to manage," said Shaun Andrews, Level 3's senior vice president of Global Voice Services. "This complete, carrier-grade solution allows service providers to reliably realize the benefits of a cloud-based model. With several key customers already purchasing our joint solution, we know this value proposition resonates in the marketplace."

"The next generation voice evolution has proven to be challenging due to network cost and complexity," commented Brian Beutler, CEO and co-founder of Alianza. "Working with Level 3, we have developed a complete turnkey solution with break-through economics that provides operators with a clear business case for simplifying voice delivery to their customers."

http://www.level3.com
http://www.alianza.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cisco Extends Extend Jabber's HD Voice/Video to Virtual Desktops

Cisco released  new software that extends the Cisco Jabber unified communications application to virtualized desktops.

The new Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) software enables virtual desktop users to access Jabber's enterprise-class collaboration capabilities such as voice and high-definition (HD) video, presence and instant messaging (IM) as part of the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Smart Solution. With the Cisco VXI end-to-end solution for desktop virtualization, virtual desktops, applications and collaboration services are centrally hosted on the Cisco Unified Data Center and delivered across a Cisco network to a broad array of user devices for a superior virtual workspace experience.

Cisco said the new software will be available initially on thin clients, followed by support for third-party devices, starting with Dell Wyse thin clients, and then Windows-based thin clients and Windows PCs.

http://newsroom.cisco.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bright House Acquires Telovations for Cloud Comm Services


Bright House Networks, the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S., will acquire Telovations, a Tampa, Florida-based Cloud Communications provider that delivers businesses hosted voice solutions, including PBX and managed SIP trunking. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Brighthouse said the deal helps accelerate its cloud based and managed services, as well as enhance its mission to offer small and medium sized businesses additional services.

“We welcome this collaborative opportunity to combine our fiber optic network and managed services offerings with Telovations’ cloud-based unified communications services to provide companies with a much broader array of network capabilities and industry-leading services,” said Leo Cloutier, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Bright House Networks.


Bright House Networks currently serves more than 2.4 million customers in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

http://www.brighthouse.com/corporate/about/11031.htm
http://www.telovations.com


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Avaya and GENBAND Collaborate on Unified Comm Roadmap

GENBAND and Avaya are jointly offering a Unified Communications (UC) roadmap for carrier class enterprise users of Avaya Communications Server 2100 (CS 2100) and Avaya SL-100. The collaboration will enable customers of both companies to use multimedia applications powered by Avaya Aura and the GENBAND GENiUS platform. Together the companies will continue to deliver a SIP-based UC solution that spans all fixed and mobile business communications functions for carrier-class enterprises in the higher education, healthcare, finance and government verticals. http://www.avaya.com http://www.GENBAND.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Acme Packet Intros Net-Net 6300 Session Controller

Acme Packet introduced its Net-Net 6300  session delivery platform designed to assure trusted, first-class services for the world’s largest and most advanced interactive IP communications networks.

The Net-Net 6300 features a 70 Gbps network processor and the industry’s first 10 Gbps interface designed to deliver a system throughput of up to 40 Gbps.

The platform's full 64-bit symmetrical multiprocessing capabilities and quad-core CPU design are engineered to deliver more than twice the signaling performance of comparable SBC platforms. Additional processors in the Net-Net 6300 accelerate TLS or IPsec-encrypted SIP session establishment.

Acme Packet said its Net-Net 6300 is capable of supporting up to 200,000 signaled sessions, 80,000 media sessions, and 1,000,000 subscribers simultaneously. It is designed for emerging services that are expected to generate high subscriber counts and call volumes in the future, such as voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE), rich communication suite (RCS/RCS-e), and video calling.

Net-Net 6300 also provides a  high-performance 32-core processor that supports each 10 Gbps network interface and enables wire-rate encryption for up to 32,000 simultaneous call legs, 300,000 TLS tunnels, and 500,000 bidirectional IMS Authenticated Key Exchange (AKA) sessions.

“We designed the Net-Net 6300 to meet the demands of next generation services, which will be based on end-to-end IP rather than a TDM-based communications infrastructure,” said Pat MeLampy, chief technology officer, Acme Packet. “By combining the latest advances in microprocessors and software with the familiar operations model of our proven systems, we’ve delivered a platform that will help our customers make a smooth transition towards the future.”

http://www.acmepacket.com/

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Integra Telecom Powers Hosted Voice Service with Metaswitch


Integra Telecom has selected Metaswitch Networks as the infrastructure and application partner powering its new Hosted Voice Service.  Integra is also using Metaswitch for its SIP-based services.
The new Hosted Voice Service provides a fully managed and feature-rich integrated voice, data and equipment solution for business customers of all sizes. 
Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000–miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network across the western U.S.  Its fiber network connects directly to more than 2,000 enterprise buildings and data centers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ShoreTel Brands its Cloud Solution ShoreTel Sky


ShoreTel is branding its new cloud-based communications solutions as "ShoreTel Sky".  The rebranding follows ShoreTel's acquisition of M5 Networks earlier this year.

ShoreTel Mobility was the first application that was originally premise-based but is now also available in the cloud from ShoreTel Sky.

“With ShoreTel Sky and our plan to bridge hosted applications to on-premise customers, we are uniquely positioned to offer the industry a revolutionary vision for optimizing their business operation through brilliantly simple UC solutions,” said Peter Blackmore, ShoreTel CEO.

http://www.shoretel.com
http://www.m5.net/

Monday, September 3, 2012

GSA: HD Voice Launched on 45 Mobile Networks


Mobile HD Voice services based on Adaptive Multi Rate Wideband technology (W-AMR, standardized by 3GPP) are now commercially launched in almost 60% of EU member countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Altogether,  HD Voice services are commercially launched on 45 GSM, 3G/HSPA and LTE mobile networks in 35 countries and territories: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong S.A.R., India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, RĂ©union, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and UK.

Mobile HD Voice services are offered by competing operators in 10 markets – Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and UK,

More than 80 HD Voice enabled mobile phones are launched by many leading manufacturers, including products for professional broadcasters. Many new phone models are delivered with HD Voice (W-AMR) activated as default. Demand for HD Voice is increasing and many operators are working to maximize HD voice handset availability.

"The number of operators offering commercial HD Voice service has increased by 40% in under a year. Initially HD voice service was offered on HSPA networks, followed by GSM. HD voice is now market reality on LTE systems with the first wave of commercial VoLTE service launches announced in South Korea," stated Alan Hadden, President of GSA.

http://www.gsacom.com

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dialogic Appoints Kevin Cook as President and CEO

Dialogic has appointed current President and COO Kevin Cook as President and CEO, replacing Nick Jensen who resigned last week but remains as a member of the Dialogic Board and will assume the role of non-executive Vice Chairman.

Cook became President and COO of Dialogic in December 2011. In this capacity, he has directed global operations for more than 700 employees in 30 countries. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations from 2010 until 2011, responsible for sales, marketing, services and our global go-to-market strategy. Cook joined Dialogic as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support in 2008.

http://www.dialogic.com


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

BroadSoft Acquires Adaption Technologies

BroadSoft has acquired the assets of Texas-based Adaption Technologies Ventures, Ltd., a provider of hosted business VoIP solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Broadcom said the acquisition will enable it to enhance its BroadCloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery platform to include BroadWorks features and functionality. Adaption Technologies offered web-based service operating platform that enables telecommunications service providers to more quickly sell, provision, activate and bill for their hosted Unified Communications services.

"Thanks to our cloud technology and infrastructure management experience, many of our customers are confident we can cost-effectively develop, deliver and support their branded Unified Communications services," said Michael Tessler, chief executive officer, BroadSoft. "Adding Adaption Technologies' solutions to our cloud platform will allow our service provider customers to speed time-to-market and accelerate time-to-revenue for their branded Unified Communications solutions." 
http://www.broadsoft.com 07-Aug-12


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Level 3 Extends Voice Services to Alaska and Hawaii

Level 3 Communications has expanded its voice service portfolio to Alaska and Hawaii. This brings Level 3's U.S. coverage to all 50 states. Level 3 currently offers local telephone number coverage to 87 percent of the U.S. population, more than any other domestic carrier. http://www.level3.com 31-Jul-12

Friday, May 18, 2012

Comcast Launches Skype on Xfinity

Comcast began marketing "Skype on Xfinity" widescreen HD video calling in its first two markets: Boston and Seattle. The service rolls out later this week in Atlanta, Augusta, Ga., Chicago, Detroit, Harrisburg, Pa., Indianapolis, Miami and Pittsburgh.

The service allows users to make and receive Skype-to-Skype video and audio calls or send instant messages via Skype on a TV while watching a TV show at the same time, and accept incoming Skype calls during a TV show with the help of Caller ID.

Pricing is set at $9.95 per month for qualifying Xfinity Triple Play customers.

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