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Sonus Networks and Westcon Group to Make Enablement and Security of Real-Time Communications Easily Accessible to U.S. Government

Posted by The UC Buyer on Nov 19, 2014

Agencies Can Now Procure Sonus’ Session Border Controller Portfolio at Pre-Negotiated Terms via Westcon Group GSA Program

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The entire Sonus Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio is available for the first time to U.S. government agencies through the General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 program.
The agreement between Sonus and Westcon Group will allow U.S. government agencies to expedite the procurement of Sonus SBCs at pre-negotiated pricing and terms.

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networking, UC Industry, Security, Unified Communications,

APeJ Unified Communications Market to Hit $659 Million in 2018

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 3, 2014

The Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market will be US$659 million in 2018, according to a new report by IDC. The largest market will be Australia, followed by People's Republic of China (PRC), India and Korea. This growth is expected to be at a five-year CAGR of 89% as UCaaS Service Providers (SP) increase their sales and marketing campaign around this popular service.

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Voice, video, cloud, networking

Blue Jeans Launches New Customer Community to Serve as Knowledge-Sharing Platform and Forum for Industry Conversation

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jul 1, 2014

July 01, 2014—Mountain View, Calif.—Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, today introduced its online forum for industry collaboration and customer advocacy. The Blue Jeans Community platform gives people direct access to one another as well as to engineers, product developers, and executives within Blue Jeans Network. The community serves as a hub for both customers and the larger industry to propose new product ideas, directly share product feedback, request support and engage with individuals who have a unique expertise and want to share their knowledge.

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collaboration, networking

Riverbed Simplifies Management of Unified Communications (UC) Applications with New SteelCentral UCExpert 5.0

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—June 24, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced the release of Riverbed® SteelCentral™ UCExpert 5.0, the latest version of its unified communications (UC) performance management solution, with added support for Avaya UC solutions. SteelCentral UCExpert 5.0 ensures the performance of business-critical VoIP communications and identifies problems before users notice, reducing downtime through proactive management of a company’s UC environment.

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Technology, Voice, networking

Enventis expands cloud services to include Wi-Fi and UC

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 23, 2014

Enventis, formerly known as HickoryTech, expanded its business cloud services to include a cloud Wi-Fi service, a hosted unified communications service called Cloud Compute and a data protection service. In addition, the company is expanding its SingleLink UC service, which was first introduced about 12 years ago.

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cloud, networking

Tata Communications enhances videoconferencing flexibility with new jamvee UC platform

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 19, 2014

Tata Communications is taking the guesswork out of using videoconferencing with the latest version of its jamvee Unified Communications (UC) platform that allows enterprises and their partners to conduct sessions via any combination of audio, video or messaging and share content in groups on any fixed or mobile device or through a browser.

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video, networking

UCI Forum Advances Software Defined Networking with Unified Communication Use Case

Posted by The UC Buyer on May 15, 2014

The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCI Forum) today announced that it has released its first Unified Communication Software Defined Network (UC SDN) Use Case specification for automating Quality of Service (QoS). Developed by its newly formed UC SDN Task Group (TG), the specification describes in detail how a UC system can automate the programming of the network for proper treatment of voice, video and web conferencing.

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Voice, video, networking

Unify Awarded Fifth Consecutive 5-Star Partner Rating in CRN’s 2014 Part-ner Program Guide

Posted by The UC Buyer on May 13, 2014

5-Star distinction in annual guide identifies the IT channel’s most elite vendor partner programs Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, today announced the company has been named to CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating for the fifth time.

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collaboration, networking

XO lays path for network expansion, completes $500M financing round

Posted by The UC Buyer on Apr 4, 2014

XO Communications has put together what it says is a multi-year expansion plan for its U.S.-based network that will leverage $500 million in financing as a way to accommodate the growth of its enterprise customers' unified communications, data services and cloud strategies.

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networking

BT Achieves Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Integration to Expand Enterprise Unified Communications Services

Posted by The UC Buyer on Mar 19, 2014

 

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 19, 2014 Oracle worked with BT to test Oracle Enterprise Session Border Controller and BT’s session initiation protocol (SIP) trunks on Microsoft Lync 2013, providing the companies with new opportunities to deploy innovative unified communications services in enterprise environments.

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collaboration, networking

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