Larry Hettick


Oracle Communications grows NFV service provider portfolio

Oracle Communications has released four products as part of its network function virtualization (NFV) portfolio designed for communications service providers (CSPs.)

RingCentral buys Glip; integrates with Oracle Sales Cloud

RingCentral announced it has acquired Glip, a company that develops cloud-based messaging and collaboration applications; separately, it also announced integration with Oracle Sales Cloud.

Mitel Enhances Contact Center Portfolio

Mitel announced a series of enhancements to its MiContact Center portfolio at the Call Center Week conference; it intends to use these enhancements to expand its position in the growing contact center market.

Polycom adds three new collaboration solutions

Polycom has announced three new solutions at InfoComm 2015 based on its Polycom RealPresence Platform. These include the Polycom RealPresence Cloud, Web Suite, and Media Suite.

Skype and Outlook.com get an overhaul, Skype for Web beta expands in US and UK

Microsoft has launched an updated Skype beta release for the latest version of Outlook.com and new Skype Click to Call features for mobile users; it is also expanding its beta trial of Skype for Web to all U. S. and UK users.

The growing demand for Wi-Fi access

Although public Wi-Fi access is largely an unmanaged network service, the convenience, cost, and growing ubiquity guarantee that Wi-Fi demand will continue to grow in support of UC and other applications.

GENBAND picks Vidyo for Smart Office video features

GENBAND announced that it has selected Vidyo to enable the multi-party video features for its Smart Office Unified Communications (UC) solution.

Avaya acquires Esna, Mitel buys TigerTMS

Avaya has acquired Esna Technologies to facilitate to cloud-based, multi-vendor communications capabilities. Meanwhile, Mitel has acquired global hospitality specialist TigerTMS, and BTG has added a partner program.

Recommended Reading: Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Update

Cisco updated its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), predicting that IP Traffic will triple from 2014 to 2019, with much of the growth driven by increasing mobile access and demand for video services.

Microsoft adds phone companion app to Windows 10

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will include a built-in ‘Phone Companion’ app, designed to help users connect their Windows PC to a Windows phone, Android phone, or iPhone.

GENBAND showcases portfolio, network transformation trends at Perspectives15

GENBAND held its Perspectives15 customer and partner summit last week in Orlando, highlighted by product announcements and insightful commentary by GENBAND executives and external industry thought-leaders.

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