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Yes, Fonality, I am Skeptical (of the VoIP Sector)

Apparently, one slightly snarky tweet and a single line item in Tidbits - "A head scratcher: Fonality got bought by Netfortis. Asterisk and Genband." - was annoying to the provider being acquired. I spoke to five people in the...

Telecom Tidbits #2446

According to Lookout Security, "More than six million user accounts and personal records were breached in January alone. Nine major companies were compromised, including Sanrio, the owners of the Hello Kitty brand; Supercell, a popular mobile gaming company; and...

ITEXPO: The UC Outlook

The future of UC is bright says a number of executives at UCaaS providers. But is it? I spoke with a few VoIP executives including CoreDial at ITEXPO. There are two separate layers: cheap voice or POTS replacement and...

How Do You Enable Partners?

RingCentral VP of Channel, Zane Long, did an interview with Channel Vision. He states, "Partners need the right sales support and enablement in order to be successful. It isn't enough to have just an amazing product or the richest...

Desk Phones and Other Legacy Services

"The deskphone market has been left for dead by many but there is still room in the space for the device to evolve and become become a more integral part of your UC strategy," writes TMC's CEO, Rich Tehrani....

What Do Buyers Want?

I have written about retails troubles before, but this KPMG global survey asks 18,430 consumers about their most recent online shopping experiences. "Today's consumer no longer goes shopping, but is shopping, all the time and everywhere. And in a...

Two New VoIP Offerings

IDT is an international LD company doing about a billion bucks globally. Last year, it finally entered the Hosted VoIP world through its Net2Phone brand. Net2Phone launched in the channel. Net2Phone also launched an inbound service (like Google Voice...

Tidbits #2444 (Telecom and Otherwise)

There are too many VoIP and UCaaS providers. Consolidation is required in this space. I think UCaaS has to shift into Voice/Dial-tone (POTS replacement or SIP Trunking with some features) and some collaboration platform. The way it is now...

Is SD-WAN the new UC?

In 2003, Broadsoft was selling its softswitch to anyone who would buy it. Today, they are trying to sell direct. All in all, it is technology that is still struggling to find its voice. Today, VeloCloud is selling its...

UCaaS Growth Forecasts

Per a TMR study, "the global market is expected to reach a value of US$61.9 bn by the end of 2018 from US$22.8 bn in 2011. The market is estimated to exhibit a strong 15.70% CAGR between 2012 and...

A Look Back at 2016 News

I am not going to be discussing M&A in this post. Those were big stories but I written enough on the mergers. One big story was Google Fiber laying off and the CEO quitting. I tend to agree with...

Avaya Has Fallen

News out of the Wall Street Journal has Avaya contemplating a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and selling off its call center unit. The problem with Avaya is it is over-leveraged, which we will be saying about many telecom companies...

UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform that they created internally named NextOS. Nextiva has 100K SMB customers. It is surprising that they didn't make...

Tidbits #2441

Here are some interesting stories. The US presidential election is finally over. So is IPv4! GTT is buying Hibernia Networks for $590 million (mostly cash). Hibernia adds sub-sea assets to GTT's Tier 1 global network. This move also adds...

Marketing Lesson from the Election

A couple of marketing lessons from the campaign. (Non-political). If your Brand is broken, run a Branding campaign not a negative campaign. When your brand is broken -- maybe your uptime is three eights instead of nines or maybe...

Channel Outlook in a Mega-Merger World

With all of the deals going on being a telecom partner is a nervous business. Why do I say that? Uncertainty is never good. Less choice is never good. Less competition is unhealthy for an industry. AT&T with its...

Is UCaaS Growing?

The latest financials came out in the last week. Let's examine if UCaaS is growing. RingCentral Office annualized exit recurring software subscriptions (ARR) grew 39% year-over-year to $316.8 million. RC says they are growing margins and revenue, while also...

Broadsoft Goes Deep in White-Label

These acquisitions are coming faster than I can type!!! Sheesh! Broadsoft is buying VoIP Logic! This is ironic because when BSFT bought Intellinote and made a bunch of announcements about spreading BroadCloud and BroadBusiness, I remarked they should just...

The State of UC&C - Part 3

I have a lot of snippets on the UCAAS and UC&C space to share, in no certain order. We have seen consolidation in the contact center space - ININ-Genesys and others. It isn't over yet. There are too many...

Freemium UCaaS by OnSIP

One of the early adopters of WebRTC is an ITSP with 45,000 customers out of NYC called OnSIP. OnSIP recently launched a Freemium model for UCaaS for businesses. I got to speak with the CTO and Co-founder, John Riordan,...

Studying UCaaS

UC is a bucket of ways to communicate - voice, video, conferencing, messaging (SMS, text, IM, chat), presence and more. Some of those buckets are shifting. Voice calls can be made through many apps (like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Google...

UCaaS: It isn't All Bad News

Okay, I will stop picking on UCaaS like I did HERE and HERE and tell you about some good stuff. VOSS Solutions has been a Cisco shop for many years. Now they are launching VOSS-4-UC, a management platform for...

Research Firms Missed Again on UC

MarketsandMarkets states that the UCaaS market size is expected to grow from USD 17.35 Billion in 2016 to USD 28.69 Billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.6% during the forecast period. In contrast, Transparency...

What Pain Does UCaaS Solve?

There is rarely actual discussion in LinkedIn Groups any more. If there are comments, they are undisguised pitches for companies. In this particular discussion, the reader can conclude that most people know very little about the market that they...

National Harbor: In the Bubble

More than one person mentioned how National Harbor looks like a town in a bubble or a movie set. As the CPEv show wraps up, here are highlights. It wasn't UCaaS after UCaaS after UCaaS. It was broken up....
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