Market Update: Broadvox, Cypress Complete Merger

Broadvox and Cypress Complete Merger: Last fall, SIP trunking provider Broadvox and Unified Communications-as-a-Service provider Cypress Communications announced that they were merging and it looks like those plans have been completed.

Cisco Recognizes Providea Conferencing: Providea Conferencing, LLC announced today that it has achieved Cisco TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status and the Cisco Advanced Unified Communications Specialization. These designations recognize Providea Conferencing as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence and Cisco Unified Communications solutions, nationwide.

IDC: MEA Unified Communications Market Will Double by 2014: According to a new study from International Data Corporation (IDC), the unified communications market in EMEA will be worth just over $8 billion in 2010 and will grow to $16.6 billion by 2014.

Bring Your Own Device, Voice Virtualization Key Trends for the Future: In the future, mobile phones will dominate, with businesses moving to a “bring your own device” strategy and voice virtualization will take on more importance in business’ networks according to survey results taken by Mitel. These results further align with the company’s Mitel Freedom architecture that was announced late last year.

ShoreTel Expands Partner Ecosystem: ShoreTel, the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications, today announced it has signed an agreement with a value-added distributor, ScanSource Communications, to distribute its comprehensive line of business communication solutions. This expands the ShoreTel Champion Partner Program to a worldwide, two-tier channel program and positions ShoreTel to continue to build momentum and capture increased market share in the IP telephony, mobility and unified communications markets. 

O2 and 2e2 Establish Unified Communications Partnership: Mobile operator 02 has announced a joint venture that will give its enterprise customers access to their corporate IT systems on their mobiles. The joint venture with IT services provider 2e2, called ‘O2 Unify,’ aims to provide businesses with the opportunity to outsource their IT and communications requirements to a single provider. The companies claim that this could help firms achieve efficiency savings of up to 30 percent.

Business Mobile VoIP Gateway Revenues to Soar Past $6 Billion in 2015: Voice-over-IP (VoIP), the technology that has revolutionized voice services over the past several years and has brought calling costs down for residential and business customers alike, is spreading from the fixed-line world to the mobile world. Usage is on the rise creating significant opportunity for mobile VoIP gateway equipment suppliers as expenditures in this space are expected to soar beyond the $6 billion mark in 2015, says In-Stat.

Sennheiser Communications Joins Polycom’s ARENA Partner Program: Sennheiser Communications, a leading supplier of premium headset solutions, today announced it has successfully joined Polycom’s ARENA partner program. Polycom, a global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified communications platform to create new applications. 

Windstream Achieves Silver Certification from Cisco: Windstream announced today it has achieved Silver Certification from Cisco. In addition to advanced specializations, Windstream has integrated Cisco Lifecycle Services into its offerings and maintains high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys. 

eZuce Announces Strategic Technology Partnership with SIP Print: eZuce Inc., the leading provider of open communication solutions, announced today it has entered into a technology partnership with SIP Print LLC, the leading Pure SIP Recording Manufacturer. SIP Print’s VoIP call recording systems are a natural product line extension for eZuce customers. This relationship creates a complete solution – high margin revenue growth opportunities for eZuce partners by tapping into the underserved market for call recording/Calea compliance solutions for Unified Communications-as-a-Service.



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