News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #30

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Lumen to sell its Latin American business

Lumen Technologies has signed an agreement to sell its Latin American business to infrastructure investment company Stonepeak for $2.7 billion. This deal comes from Lumen’s goal of freeing up more cash for its future growth plan. This transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022. After the sale has been completed, Lumen’s Latin American division will become an independent subsidiary of Stonepeak, continuing with the current management team. Despite the sale, Lumen will not sever ties with the subsidiary, as the operator plans to maintain a strategic relationship with the new company.

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Verizon signs a deal with US Air National Guard 

Verizon’s Public Sector business entered into a second agreement with the US Department of Defense (DoD).  The latest $78.8 million contract is to help the Air National Guard (ANG) modernize their network services. Under this agreement, Verizon will provide IP-based voice services and managed network services and the operator claims that the transaction expands the scope of its services and the number of seats served on the ANG network. After the modernization of the network has been completed, the ANG network will cover approximately 140 locations.

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BT and Microsoft announce a new strategic partnership

BT and Microsoft have disclosed a new strategic partnership to boost voice, cyber security and industry-focused service innovation across businesses, from digital manufacturing to health, helping industries return to growth in the UK and around the world. This collaboration will deliver BT-managed Microsoft business service users a superior customer experience by combining Microsoft applications with secure and trustworthy connectivity and cyber security. The new partnership will be based on BT’s existing portfolio of cyber security services constructed on Microsoft technologies, and the duo will work together to develop clear security offerings that protect customer operations in the cloud environment, as well as their IT assets.

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Ooma announces UJET contact center solution

Ths smart communications platform for business and consumers, Ooma, has announced that Ooma Enterprise now offers its customers a UJET contact center solution, providing them with a single source of Ooma Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and a UJET Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) cloud platform. Under the new offer, Ooma will provide implementation, first-level support and a single bill for both services. 

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Nextiva named the leader for VoIP

Nextiva, a voice-over-internet-protocol company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has announced that it has been named the leader in four G2 Summer in 2021 Reports, which include the UCaaS Leader and Mid-market leader for VoIP. The ratings are based on Nextiva’s top-notch client satisfaction and the recommending ratings from real G2 users. In its Summer 2021 report, G2, the world’s leading business solution review platform ranked Nextiva the leader in four categories: VoIP for Mid-Market, UCaaS, Telecom Services for Call Centers and Survey Software.

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