VoIP Market Trends for 2014
As the VoIP industry and markets continue to evolve, businesses and organizations that do not embrace and evolve with VoIP technologies will find themselves with major operational deficiencies and much less competitive in their core competencies.
Charter offers $61B for Time Warner Cable
After several repeated rebuffs by management, Charter Communications has taken an offer directly to shareholders in a bid to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $61.3 billion.
Flowroute and Yealink Certify VoIP Interoperability
Yealink and Flowroute have successfully completed interoperability testing - providing businesses and VoIP users with confidence that Yealink SIP phones are certified to work flawlessly with Flowroute’s enterprise-grade VoIP service.
Verizon & Vonage Interconnection Agreement
Following the agreement it made with Comcast in early 2012, Verizon has established an interconnection agreement with Vonage - furthering the growing IP interconnection partnership program.
US to Upgrade National Phone System to VoIP
In what he refers to as "the Fourth Network Revolution", FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces plans to transition the National Phone System from analog to IP based communications.
Mitel & Aastra Plan to Merge
The Mitel / Aastra merger is the latest example of consolidation in the telecommunications industry. The resulting company will have over $1 Billion in annual revenue with a global footprint including 60 million end users.
Cisco Fully Acquires Insieme Networks
Cisco Systems will fully acquire its software-defined-networking (SDN) incubator company Insieme Networks as it is looking to grow its SDN capabilities and fend off competitors such as VMware.
Tellabs Taken Private for $891M
Struggling telecom Tellabs has agreed to be acquired by Marlin Equity Partner and be taken private for $891M. Martin Equity Partners will add Tellabs LTE-focused products to its recent NSN and Sycamore purchases.
Vonage buys VOIP provider Vocality for $130M
VOIP provider Vocality, whose core customers are small and mid-sized businesses, has agreed to be acquired by Vonage for $105 million in cash and $25 million in stock - the deal is likely to close in the 4th quarter of 2013.
Viber Monetizing VoIP With In-App Stickers
Viber is one of the most popular VoIP and messaging apps on the market and also the most recent player to offer in-app purchases in efforts to monetize its 200+ million users.
Channel IT Priorities 2013
Findings of recent research show a need for managed service is gaining ground and the majority of channel players have experience delivering support in that way.
Hosted VoIP Offers Options for Business
VoIP changed business communications forever, hosted VoIP is leading to greater cost savings, functionality and ease of use for small to mid-sized business.
Skype Turns 10 Years Old
Skype, in the 10 years of its existence has become a synonym for any kind of VoIP calling today.
Hosted VoIP is HOT
Cloud based VoIP (also known as hosted VoIP) is approaching a 30% growth rate year over year; excellent news for the small business sector because, "lots of SMBs don’t want to bother with phone systems.”
RingCentral Files IPO
RingCentral, a VoIP provider and cloud-based telephone systems company, filed a $100 million initial public offering (IPO), according to an S-1 filed on Aug 26, 2013. 8/26/13.
VoIP Trends to Watch for in 2013
A look at old technologies and the new technologies driving VoIP innovations. Unified communications are evolving to play a growing role in business telecommunications systems.
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