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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of unified communications platforms and applications.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2018
The business of serving businesses continues to be the most dismal part of Verizon's quarterly earnings report. Despite today's upbeat news that Verizon beat ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/29/2018
Headset maker Plantronics is to acquire unified communications specialist Polycom in a $2 billion deal aimed at giving it a broader portfolio of communications ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/28/2018
In an all-cash transaction, Windstream acquired New-York based competitive local exchange carrier MASS Communications in a $37.5 million deal on Tuesday.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
The consumerization of IT and the rise of the mobile workforce has had a dramatic impact on voice communications at large global businesses in the last year or two, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
8x8 Inc. debuted its single platform play in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) space Monday, adding in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/8/2018
CenturyLink is ramping up its Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) efforts as it tries to meet the differing needs of both the enterprise and small business ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/7/2018
RingCentral, a company that build on its VoIP roots to become a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) space, is trying to expand its market ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/23/2018
The millennial generation is having a big impact on how telecom needs to create and deliver services to small businesses, says the man leading CenturyLink's SMB efforts.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/14/2018
Windstream today launched two new service brands with which it plans to become a more aggressive competitor in the business market space, particularly taking on its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/12/2018
In today's EMEA regional roundup: The ownership heat is on BT and its fixed access division Openreach once again; TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/7/2018
Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
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Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
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Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, offers Light Reading his ...
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