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Research: World Unified Communications Markets Set for Growth

As business models evolve and technology matures, installed base of UC users to reach 50 Million by 2015, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Datapulse Becomes Platinum Member of Avaya DevConnect Program

Developer of unified communications software recognized at highest partnership level.

Speakeasy Offers Free Phones to Businesses Switching to VoIP

Move lowers or eliminates the financial hurdle to making the big change.

ABP Ships Patton SmartNode´┐Ż VoIP SBCs, Pre-Configured for SIP-Trunking Providers

Firms team up to offer ITSPs fast, hassle-free deployment of reliable, revenue-generating SIP-Trunking services built on Patton’s SmartNode™ 5200 session border controller.

Schools Turn to Unified Communications

Integrated systems allow for easy messaging and notification across a single platform, lowering costs and boosting productivity.

Nortel CVAS in 4G Mobile VoIP Push

Solution will allow mobile operators to integrate 2G and 3G with LTE and WiMAX networks.

Mobile VoIP, IM Drive Mobile Web Revenues

Juniper Research sees presence-based mobile Web 2.0 services generating $6 billion annually by 2012.

Virtualization: The Future of Telephony?

Siemens, Microsoft, and Mitel have all made recent moves in that direction. What does it mean?

Skype over Verizon Wireless Becomes a Reality

Will bring 'free and truly unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls,' low-cost international calls and the ability to receive Skype calls on the go.

SIP Trunking a Hot Topic at VoiceCon

Both national carriers and smaller operators have gotten into the game.

Smoothstone Tools Disaster Recovery Technology for Avaya UC Deployments

"First of its kind" application keeps communications flowing during any form of outage.

UC: Path to Productivity?

In considering whether to invest in UC, companies have to build a business case. But are seconds saved the true bottom-line benefit?

Siemens Announces Latest Version of OpenScape UC Server

The 2010 edition of the communication software product features virtualization capabilities, a hosted model.

RADVISION Launches Smartphone-based Video Conferencing Controller App

New SCOPIA Mobile Extends SCOPIA conferencing solution to Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and BlackBerry devices.

Avaya IP Office a Boon to Small Healthcare Companies

New unified communications features help enhance customer service, increase operational efficiencies.

Ingate's SIParator Facilitates Use of SIP Trunks with Microsoft OCS

Enterprise session border controller provides critical TCP/IP to UDP conversion.

HP to Sell Polycom's Video, UC Solutions

Complete portfolio of video and voice technologies will be delivered through HP as part of its Unified Communications and Collaboration portfolio.

Vivox Unveils Social Voice Partner Program

Brings VoIP communications to Facebook, Google Wave, and Ning for starters.

UC Gaining a Foothold in Government

Survey: Cost savings and productivity boost are seen by workers in all levels of government as primary benefits of unified communications.

UC at VoiceCon

Integrated IP communications are going mainstream—no longer just a big-company play.

Acme Packet Adds Support for HD Voice

HD Voice - Xtended Reach—new codec management and transcoding capabilities for the company's SBCs—facilitates high-definition service provision.

Avaya, LifeSize Communications Partner to Enable HD Videoconferencing for Avaya UC

Solution will make it easy and cost effective to deploy high definition video communications across multiple locations.

Tixeo Launches One Click HD Web-Conferencing

WorkSpace3D 3.0 takes advantage of multi-core processors to deliver HD quality inexpensively.

Research: VoIP Penetration Strongest in the Government Sector

Nearly one-half of respondents in government report VoIP is deployed in at least one agency location.

Acme Packet Survey Finds SIP Trunking Market Fiercely Competitive

CLECs and cable operators lead incumbent carriers in SIP trunk deployments in North America.

Report: Explosive Growth for Telepresence

Despite cost of sophisticated "immersive" videoconferencing systems, Frost & Sullivan finds enterprises in Asia-Pacific are adopting them as an alternative to travel.

Study: Videoconferencing to Take Off over Next Five Years

With recovering economy and mature technology, IDC predicts enterprises will be adopting in droves, quadrupling revenues by 2014.

AXTEL, fring Join Forces to Bring Mobile VoIP to Mexico

Mexican telco AXTEL integrates fring to route home phone calls and PC- communication on GoogleTalk™, facebook, and more to subscribers’ mobile devices.

RadiSys Announces Acquisition Of Pactolus Communications Software Corporation

Pactolus SIP applications software, together with RadiSys Convedia Media Servers, strengthens RadiSys' ability to offer turnkey telecommunication solutions for service providers.

Poll: UC Uptake on the Rise

CDW's tracking poll finds unified communications adoption up in enterprise, government, education, and healthcare sectors.

The Managed/Hosted UC Puzzle

Hosted offerings are likely to constitute only a small fraction of total unified communications adoption over the next few years—despite obvious advantages.

IBM Bringing Social Software, Unified Communications Together

Integration of Quickr, Connections, and Sametime applications is streamlining work team efficiency.

Telehealth Takes Hold In Upstate New York

VoIP, IM, and Internet-based videoconferencing will provide healthcare consumers real-time virtual access to physicians.

Customer Service Is Key to VoIP Success

Scrupulous attention to customer service and network quality have helped hosted PBX provider Speakeasy double in size, says CEO.

Interoperability May be Key to Mass UC Adoption

Interworking and reliance on open standards lower the barrier to entry.

Selling UC to Reluctant Enterprises

Unified communications adoption has been disappointing in many quarters, despite demonstrated RoI.

Unified Communications and Healthcare

Up-to-date communications technology can improve the efficiency of healthcare workers, but systems need to be easy to deploy and manage.

Poll: IT Professionals Say UC Meets RoI Expectations

Sixty-seven percent of organizations polled have prepared strategic plans for adopting unified communications technology.

Avaya Introduces New Unified Communications Capabilities for Small Businesses

Latest version of Avaya IP Office offers enhanced user productivity while reducing cost of deployment.

Magor Communications Announces Release 3 of the Magor TeleCollaboration HDWorkPlace Family

Advanced collaboration capabilities allow participants to see, control and edit shared files and documents in real time, improving the effectiveness of meetings.

Has Videoconferencing's Time Finally Come?

Recent developments in equipment and connectivity make video conferencing more accessible—but it still may not be accessible enough.

Strong Growth in IMS Equipment Market in 2009; Sales Up 142 percent

Deployments of IP multimedia subsystem gear by cable operators and voice-over-LTE providers will drive growth over next five years.

Skimping on Voice Quality May Be Hazardous to Your Business

Speech analytics can measure the business impact of underlying call quality.

VoIP Provider Telesphere Joins UTOPIA Fiber Optic Network

Telesphere's hosted PBX and other Internet services are now available over the "open infrastructure" network serving over 500,000 customers in Utah.

GENBAND Acquisition of Nortel's CVAS Assets Receives Courts' Blessing

Both U.S. and Canadian bankruptcy courts approve the deal, which can now proceed to closing.

Study: Mobile VoIP Explosion on the Way

Recent research from InStat predicts there will be nearly 300 million active mobile VoIP users by end of 2013.

VoIP Provider 8x8 Partners with New Edge Networks

Interconnect agreement allows 8x8's voice services to be delivered over the secure, managed New Edge AX ecosystem.

Make VoIP Calls on Your Nokia/Symbian Phone

Skype for Symbian is now available for free at the Ovi app store.

Infonetics Research: WiMAX Equipment/Device Market Up for Third Consecutive Quarter

Subscribership up 75 percent in 2009.

MegaPath Launches New Hosted VoIP Service

Duet hosted service delivers access to private MPLS network for highest quality of service.

New Avaya UC Solution for Healthcare Industry

Unified communications application is designed to improve care coordination and patient flow.

Frost & Sullivan: Text Messaging Will Continue to Dominate Telecom

The simple, easy-to-use messaging technology will evolve new features such as presence and location information.

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