Several news highlights today: Thinking Phone Networks has extended its cloud-based UC solution to target enterprises in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Level 3 has launched its Carrier Cloud Voice solution as a wholesale offer to CLECS, cable operators, telcos and wireless carriers. Meanwhile, ShoreTel has launched a new DECT phone and upgraded its system management capabilities.
Thinking Phone Networks already offers a cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) in North America serving more than 4,000 enterprise customers. The company is expanding into the EMEA region, offering applications such as spanning IP voice, mobility, video, analytics, presence, messaging, contact center and conferencing. The new regional headquarters will be located in Amsterdam and headed up by Ronald Rubens, who has held executive positions with Avaya, CosmoCom and NEC. Commenting in a statement, Steve Kokinos, president and CEO of Thinking Phone Networks, said, "Global demand for cloud communications services is increasing, particularly in the EMEA region."