Voice over IP, IP telephony, Hosted IP Telephony
Synergy Research Group has recently published the Q1 2010 Enterprise Voice market shares, finding that the worldwide market for Enterprise Voice totaled $2.4 billion in Q1 2010.
Latin America and APAC posted the largest increases. The US and China were somewhat flat with one percent growth. EMEA was the only major region to post a decline.
In a move to integrate two voice communication systems to offer consumers a dynamic, scalable and efficient system, BT Onevoice will be combining forces with Ribbit to offer rich voice applications to the desktop.
The dynamic duo will offer Onevoice Ribbit v1.0, allowing users to connect Web to corporate voice networks by embedding Ribbit’s voice capabilities to corporate telephony operations.
OpenScape Office MX includes features such as UC capabilities for voice and conferencing services, presence, voice mail, messaging and mobility; and access to UC features directly from an Outlook window
Verizon Wireless might be the first major U.S. telecom provider to shift all its users from legacy voice to VoIP by 2012, at least for users of its new LTE network.
“By 2012 the voice we sell on LTE will be VoIP,” Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless CEO, was recently quoted as saying. For the most part, cable operators already do so. A full shift to VoIP will take quite some time, though, most likely a decade or more, as most users will remain on the 3G network for some time.
With all of the talk about Android, the open Web, and video taking place at this week's Google I/O conference, big software vendors could have easily been lulled into underestimating how much Google is actually targeting enterprises with new and updated offerings. That would be a mistake.
Although its future had been in doubt for some time, Microsoft has announced the official cancellation of Response Point, a small-business phone system that routed calls over Internet Protocol networks.
In an apparent effort to improve the services it can offer online, Google is seeking to acquire Global IP Solutions (GIPS), a company specializing in Internet telephony and videoconferencing.
Google and GIPS announced the move Tuesday morning, saying Google offered to pay $68.2 million, a premium of 27.5 percent over the most recent trading price and of 142 percent from January 11, when GIPS announced interest from a strategic partner.
Samsung Business Communication Systems, or “BCS,” has introduced its newest line of VoIP telephones, the OfficeServ SMT-iSeries.
The company has also introduced two complementary integrated communications applications – OfficeServ Communicator Basic and OfficeServ Communicator Professional with Messenger.
Many of the service providers offering business VoIP services in North America have fewer than ten thousand IP Centrex subscribers or IP lines/trunks, and are content with selling their services within a small niche or geographic market, according to the latest North America Business VoIP Services Leadership Matrix released by Infonetics Research.
The annual North America Business VoIP Services Leadership Matrix analyzes and ranks the top service providers in North American hosted PBX and business IP connectivity services markets.
Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) has announced the addition of a new Web-based UC collaboration application to Hosted IP Communications Solution.
The company said the new application will enable service providers to increase subscriber productivity and generate incremental revenues by allowing users to instantly shift from conference calls to full, rich-media Web collaboration when needed.