• Ion MaeMar 23, 2017
    Cloud communication concept

    As the global demand for robust cloud communications solutions heats up, leading VoIP, UC, and contact center providers also continue to map out their own strategies in order to grab a larger piece of the cloud communications pie. Aside from launching new solutions and acquiring or merging with competitors in the market, many service providers are also aggressively expanding globally.

  • Ion MaeMar 23, 2017
    businessman using smartphone messaging

    8x8, a San Jose California-based provider of flexible cloud-based communications solutions, recently announced that it acquired LeChat, Inc., the parent company and creator of Sameroom, an interoperability platform that provides cross-team messaging and collaboration to enterprises.

  • Ion MaeMar 14, 2017
    IP phone

    NetFortris, Inc., a trusted provider of secure, cloud-based communication solutions, announced that it has acquired Texas-based provider of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) software, Fonality.

  • Ion MaeFeb 27, 2017
    VoIP phone system

    When it comes to reaching and expanding into new markets, nothing helps businesses achieve this more than through creating strategic alliances with other companies. PanTerra Networks, a trusted provider of unified cloud services for mid-market enterprises, understands this. And thus, the company recently announced that they have signed a Master Agent agreement with VoIP Supply for the distribution of its Unified Cloud services.

  • Ion MaeFeb 21, 2017
    CafeX Vayyoo

    Leading supplier of real-time digital engagement solutions CafeX Communications recently announced its acquisition of Canadian-based mobile-first virtual meeting room technology provider, Vayyoo.

  • Ion MaeFeb 15, 2017
    Amazon Chime

    It’s official: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of (NASDAQ: AMZN), has stepped into the Unified Communications (UC) ring with its new offering, the Amazon Chime. The launch followed months of speculation that the cloud computing giant was preparing to make its presence felt in the cloud communications arena alongside competitors like Cisco WebEx, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Skype for Business, as well as pure-play Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) providers like RingCentral, 8x8, and Fuze.

  • Ion MaeFeb 15, 2017
    Fuze Unified Communications

    As the demand for cloud services continues to increase, the competition in the cloud communications space also stiffens as more and more providers strive to obtain a larger piece of the market. Various providers have addressed the growing demand for cloud solutions by launching innovative products, expanding to other markets, and merging with or acquiring rival companies. And more are following suit like Cambridge-based provider Fuze.

  • Ion MaeFeb 14, 2017
    Shoretel Connect CLOUD

    2017 continues to be a year of expansion in the cloud communications space. More and more VoIP, UC, and contact center providers are growing their markets to include businesses of all sizes and of all industries. They are also deciding to expand globally as well. Most recently, trusted telecommunications systems provider ShoreTel (ShoreTel, Inc., NASDAQ: SHOR: $6.93) announced that they are bringing ShoreTel Connect™ CLOUD and ShoreTel Connect Contact Center for CLOUD solutions to the United Kingdom.

  • Ion MaeFeb 06, 2017
    cloud communications

    In the cloud communications space, the mergers and acquisitions frenzy continues as the acquisition of top cloud business applications provider Intermedia ( Inc.) by Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) has closed.

  • Ion MaeFeb 03, 2017
    TCN expands to Asia

    Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships were on the rise in the voice space in 2016. And these strategic alliances have rolled over into this year, with many more companies announcing mergers and partnerships aimed at helping to grow technologies and a company's reach. And leading cloud-based call center technology provider TCN is following suit. The company recently announced that it will be in an exclusive reseller partnership with Japan-based ICXnet Corporation.

  • Ion MaeJan 14, 2017
    avaya conferencing solution

    Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems, and services, is kicking off the year with Avaya ENGAGE, a premier business and technology conference, to be held in Las Vegas on February 12-15, 2017. The four-day event will bring together over 2,000 Avaya customers, partners, senior Avaya executives, and industry analysts for in-depth learning and networking with top experts in the Avaya ecosystem. It will also serve as the new platform for all major product launches or announcements by the brand.

  • Ion MaeJan 12, 2017
    voice solutions

    Windstream (Winstream Holdings, Inc., NASDAQ: WIN: $7.90), a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, enterprises, and wholesale providers across the U.S, announced in November 2016 that they reached a deal to acquire Atlanta-based telecommunications company EarthLink (Earthlink Holdings, NASDAQ: ELNK: $5.98). Now a few months later, it seems that the companies are one step closer to finalizing the merger as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently given a clean antitrust review bill of health to the proposed merger.