With over half a dozen UC-related announcements so far in the last few days, today we’ll hit the highlights with three news items: Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) has added SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) Trunking to its portfolio, PanTerra has introduced a file-sharing service with built-in unified communications, and Fonality reported solid growth for its UC business in 2013.
TWCBC’s SIP Trunk offering includes unlimited local calling, Caller ID, Inbound/Outbound Call Blocking, Calling Name and Number Delivery; business continuity features; a trunk administration portal for managing service features, accessing online call detail, and on-demand reporting; and flexible packaging options starting with as few as six call paths. Commenting in a statement Greg King, Senior VP and Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Time Warner Cable Business Class, said that the company’s “SIP Trunks offering is an innovative, reliable, and scalable service designed to meet the needs of businesses with more sophisticated communications infrastructure, and complements the PRI Trunk services we already offer.”
In other news, PanTerra, a service provider offering cloud-based services for mid-market enterprises, today announced SmartBox™, a file-sharing service with built-in unified communications. The service is designed so enterprise customers can securely share, sync and store files while seamlessly communicating and collaborating with users anywhere. Once content is shared with a user or group, the service shows each individual’s real-time presence and notifies subscribers when a user downloads the file. Other UC services such as voice calls, IM, email, desktop sharing, and video conference meeting with are integrated with the application.
Separately, Fonality announced this week that it had a very good 2013, growing its subscriber base by 25%. Fonality now service about 270,000 users in 99 countries worldwide. Commenting in a news release, David Scult, CEO of Fonality said, “2013 was a big year for Fonality with tremendous growth and developments across our team, partnerships, product and customer base. The future is bright, and nothing says it more than when a customer contacts us to describe how Fonality has saved them time and money.”