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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #32

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Voxnube and Altigen Partner to Enhance Microsoft Teams Communications

UK’s Voxnube collaborates with Silicon Valley’s Altigen to offer comprehensive Microsoft Teams solutions to European businesses. The partnership combines Voxnube’s Teams voice calling with Altigen’s intelligent routing, enabling UK and European enterprises to utilize Microsoft Teams for communication and collaboration, including external calling. Voxnube’s platform streamlines voice calling provisioning, SIP Trunking, and more. Altigen’s managed Unified Communications services integrate seamlessly with Teams Phone System. The collaboration aims to leverage the growing adoption of Teams Phone, driven by the increasing shift from legacy systems.

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Verizon to Raise Prices on 2018 Unlimited Plans Starting August 29th

Verizon is increasing rates by $3 on its 2018 “Mix and Match” unlimited plans from August 29th. These legacy plans have puzzling names like Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited. The move aims to nudge customers towards newer plans. Chief Financial Officer Tony Skiadas mentioned rate hikes for both single and multi-line plans. Verizon’s recent data plan revamp introduced “myPlan” tiers, separating entertainment services for optional discounted fees. The strategy hopes to contend with network saturation and rivals like T-Mobile and AT&T while benefiting earnings. Customers might lose unique perks but switching depends on individual factors.

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Samsung Unveils One UI 6 Beta for Galaxy S23 Series

Samsung has introduced its beta program, offering a sneak peek of One UI 6, primarily accessible to Galaxy S23 Series users. The beta can be accessed through the Samsung Members app, with an emphasis on user-friendliness, streamlined app designs, and enhanced personalization. The standout change is the Quick Panel, accessible with a single swipe down. Quick settings are better organized, and lock screens can be customized with multiple options based on modes and routines. The beta is limited to users in the US, Germany, and South Korea, for testing and feedback purposes before a 2024 release.

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MarCloud Partners with Sinch for Enhanced Salesforce Marketing Growth

Marketing automation consultancy MarCloud Consulting collaborates with international customer communications cloud company Sinch to boost Sinch’s global growth. MarCloud leverages its Salesforce expertise to optimize Sinch’s deployment of Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement. This partnership streamlines processes, improves lead management from external partners, and supports global marketing automation campaigns. Sinch, a CPaaS leader handling over 600 billion yearly engagements, enhances its customer engagement portfolio with cloud communication services. The partnership aims to enhance client engagement, efficiency, and growth in the communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) sector.

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