Verizon Supercharges its Virtual Communications Express

Verizon says it has supercharged its premier cloud calling solution, Virtual Communications Express: allowing global enterprises the opportunity to enhance their employee collaboration and productivity while reducing costs.

By combining it with VOIP, enterprise customers can save costs and improve productivity by sharing trunk capacity across all their sites.

Users may make long-distance calls to any Verizon Wireless device, or call other Verizon VoIP users via the Wireless Connected VoIP and VoIP IP Enterprise routing features, for no additional charge.

Verizon’s SD-WAN also enables VCE customers to enhance user and customer performance; enabling greater diversity, resiliency and security with capacity prioritization.

Verizon now also offers VCE via a Cisco Collaboration Flex Plan – Webex Calling, which combines the power of hosted UC&C capabilities and Verizon’s VoIP connectivity with the added flexibility of Cisco’s Flex Plan licensing model.

Most importantly, Verizon is the only carrier in the market that supports Cisco Webex Calling in Webex Teams on a private MPLS network providing enterprises with greater security for their business communications.

In addition, Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network went live today at the University of Michigan as part of a joint effort with UM’s Mcity to develop 5G solutions for autonomous, connected vehicles.

As 94% of car accidents are caused by human error, using 5G to help remove humans from the driving process with self-driving vehicles has the potential to reduce the number of fatalities a year.

Verizon and Mcity are testing various 5G solutions designed to boost pedestrian safety and avoid car accidents.

One of the solutions includes installing 5G-connected cameras at every intersection inside the Mcity test track to help identify traffic and pedestrian patterns to prevent collisions.

While connected cars have sensors that can “talk” to each other to help avoid accidents, cameras connecting to traffic light signals can help protect people walking or biking.

We think the increased integration of carriers and UC players like Cisco is great for customers and so is the integration of UCaaS and SD-WAN. As a result, we applaud this Verizon news.

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