The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here’s a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector:
MegaPath picked up a hosted voice and UC customer this week. They landed Admiral Beverage for 290 seats in 22 locations across the US, 120 of which are at its corporate HQ. Admiral Beverage distributes Pepsi products, and expects to save $50K per year after the upgrade is in place. MegaPath’s parthener 2Evolve facilitated the transaction. MegaPath is smaller and leaner these days, having sold off parts of itself to Global Capacity and GTT over the past year.
Broadsoft has won another convert to its BroadCloud service. GlobalPhone Corporation is migrating its hosted PBX and UC offering to BroadSoft’s cloud-powered platform in order to better scale its business. They had already been using BroadSoft’s software of course, but will now be moving to the fully managed hosted version of it.
CenturyLink also picked up a customer for its unified communications as a service offering. The Iowa Communications Network, actually an agency of the state of Iowa, will be leveraging CenturyLink’s technology across its state-wide fiber network to offer voice to the education and government users it serves.
And ShoreTel is making a play for the UK UCaaS market. Over in London this week they launched a cloud UC and contact center product aimed at empowering channel partners there.
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