It seems to be a week for big data analytics being associated with unified communications. In addition to the ThinkingPhones news, there's also news out of unified-communications-as-a-service provider 8x8, which has launched new analytics and reporting tools to provide more insight into organizations' overall usage.
A combination of wave dynamics and creative marketing could catapult wireless office bandwidths next year. Quantenna might have the right formula.
Mobility took "center stage" in unified communications offerings last year as employees demanded to use their personal mobile devices at work, observes Cindy Whelan, principal analyst for business network and wholesale services at Current Analysis.
Demand for session border controllers (SBCs), as well as for IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core and voice application server systems, grew 10 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, according to the Dell'Oro Group.
Nextiva and 8x8 topped the list of the top five business VoIP providers compiled by GetVoIP.com, a VoIP provider guide website.
To attract large enterprise customers, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) firms will have to provide effective back-office support for large installations, judged Gartner in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service North America report.
The main takeaway from this quarter's financial results is that enterprise communications companies that are run well, regardless of what market segments they compete in, do well financially. Companies that are not run well, on the other hand, do not.
Cloud communications provider 8x8 is tapping into the BYOD trend with the new version of its Virtual Office mobile PBX, which includes an interface designed for use with the retina display on the iPhone and iPad.
VoIP provider Phone.com on Tuesday announced it is adding Communicator, a softphone application, to its cloud-based Virtual Office business services package.
Hosted VoIP and unified communications provider 8x8 has announced a record $25.3 million in quarterly revenue, in the release of its financial operating results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.