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The global telecommunication services provider, DIDWW, is committed to continuous improvement and is always pushing the boundaries to enhance the customer experience. The company has announced an expanded feature set for its cloud communications platform, which now includes  a “billing cycle” capability.   This highly useful feature allows customers to set the specific number of billing cycles before their DID subscription expires, making inventory administration convenient and easier to plan ahead. By taking advantage of this new feature, customers will be able to manage their DID numbers in a more efficient and productive manner by customizing and automating the ordering process to fit any use-case.   The DIDWW self-service portal offers an easy way to order, configure and manage virtual numbers in real-time. The latest update to this platform is a perfect example of how to simplify the DID management process and enhance business productivity. The company continues to add innovations to the user…

Verizon Business has announced the addition of Genesys Cloud as part of its global customer experience and contact center offerings. Together with Genesys, the company is able to offer its business customers a cloud-based contact center solution. Genesys Cloud will provide businesses with access to the Verizon network and include a contact-center-as-a-service solution to communicate with their customers.   The Cloud-based Contact Center as a Service from Genesys enables businesses to deliver a customer experience (CX) that is top class. The solution is delivered on an end-to-end, cloud-based remote access platform that takes advantage of Verizon’s network. In addition, the Verizon Business customer experience portfolio includes Genesys Engage subscriptions, that provides a passage from on-premises to hybrid cloud and public or private cloud deployments.   Furthermore, because contact centers rely on digital, primarily remote operations, Genesys Cloud will allow remote agents to take advantage of all the capabilities the contact…

The French international IT services and consulting company Atos has announced the first release of Unify Office (UO) in the UK. This initiative is a combined effort with RingCentral, a global provider of cloud communications, collaboration, video conferencing and contact center solutions. This announcement follows a similar US rollout earlier in January.   Unify Office is a cloud team collaboration and communications service provided by Atos Unify together with RingCentral. Unify Office delivers all features required by present-day team members, in one place, on any device, and from anywhere.   Unify Office enables businesses to easily communicate and collaborate with best-of-class voice, video and team messaging functionalities. This can be done from anywhere and using any device by means of a single enterprise solution.   By using Unified Office, customers can move from traditional on-premises telephony systems to Unify Office under RingCentral at their own pace, while continuing to use…

The voice over IP vendor 8×8 Inc., has announced that the Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League (NHL) team and the Honda Center, one of the nation’s top entertainment and sports venues, have chosen 8×8 as their official cloud communications provider. They will use 8×8’s integrated cloud voice, team chat, meeting and contact center solution to help enhance the experience for their employees, partners and customers.   The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center decided to give a boost to their digital transformation efforts across the organization and recognized the need to abandon the old, on-premises communication and contact center systems. It is not surprising that they made the decision to move away from the legacy connections given the elevated profile and visibility of cloud technology during the pandemic.   Steve Seger, Chief Revenue Officer at 8×8, Inc., commented: “Organizations of all sizes, including professional sports teams like the Anaheim Ducks, have…

The international telecommunications company, Colt Technology Services Group, has announced that it is releasing its Cloud Session Border Controller (SBC) in partnership with AudioCodes. This cloud-based voice solution provides Direct Routing as a Service to quickly enable PSTN calls for Microsoft Teams.   The Colt Cloud SBC provides an important step towards speeding up and simplifying the implementation of PSTN calling in Teams. With Direct Routing as-a-service, provided by the cloud-based voice solution, users do not require on-premises hardware or hardware in a data center. According to the company, the new service provided more efficiency for both large and small businesses, as onboarding was completed in less than a week.   Developed in collaboration with AudioCodes, a leading provider of smart voice networks, this new offering is an extension of Colt’s Intelligent Communications offering that was launched in 2019. The power of Microsoft 365 and Teams, along with Colt’s voice and…

Vonage, a global provider of VoIP business communications, has been selected by global appliance maker Fisher & Paykel to promote customer service communications to their clientele in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and the US. The company now uses Vonage’s messaging API to offer customers on-the-spot support notifications for maintenance via SMS. The API also helps businesses improve post-sales, especially regarding the way customers can provide feedback when services have been completed, so that the company can continually improve their services. In addition, the Vonage Messages API, built into the Fisher & Paykel platform, provides automatic and instant SMS confirmations and reminders for all technician appointments. This platform also includes self-service links for customers to easily cancel or reschedule an appointment. Fisher & Paykel Appliances EVP Marketing and Customer Experience, Rudi Khoury, commented: “Today’s customers want to be responded to instantly. They want regular updates from businesses…

Pac-12 has announced a new partnership with the leading cloud communications company Nextiva. Nextiva, also recently named the Best Overall Business Phone Service by the U.S. News & World Report, has become the Conference’s Official Communications Partner at a time when cloud communications are taking the business world by storm. Nextiva joins the conference at a critical time for remote communications as businesses, educational institutions, governments and nonprofits across the United States adapt to a new “work from anywhere” model. Nextiva has decided to partner with the Pac-12 because of its strong traditions, and excellence and innovation across academia and athletics. Pac-12 graduates have attracted the world’s most innovative companies, including Google, Nike, Costco, Netflix (Nextiva’s customer) and many more. Pac-12’s sporting achievements earned them the title of “Conference of Champions.” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott commented: “There is no time more important than now for the Pac-12…

Telnyx, a next-generation communications platform providing operator-level services over a global, private IP network, has created a company’s social impact group, Telnyx.org. The platform is aimed at non-profit organizations, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs. The Telnyx.org Impact Initiative offers a $500 social impact credit that can be used on the Telnyx platform. Other benefits include discounts on the Telnyx platform and access to a global customer support team available 24/7 every day of the year. Organizations (or equivalent non-profit organizations exempt from tax) as defined in Article 501 (c) (3), B-Corp or social enterprises committed to using this service for positive social change, are eligible for the Impact Initiative. In addition to the $500 social impact credit, Telnyx.org Impact Initiative participants will receive a discount on access to cloud communications, including voice, SMS, networking and wireless services, through the Telnyx Mission Control Portal and API. With the Mission…

The international IT and telecommunications company Infobip announced the launch of its new omnichannel customer engagement platform, Moments. Infobip provides a global cloud communications platform that enables companies to create a connected customer experience at all stages of platform usage. The new Moments platform will allow brands to better understand and reach the modern consumer in the digital age. It also promises to provide a sense of human touch to digital communications by supporting personalized messaging and creating smart automated trips through a nationwide omnichannel customer engagement hub. The service is designed to create a sincere connection between people through relevant content obtained from important customer information analysis, including their interests and activities. Moments uses Infobip’s first mobile telecommunications legacy to allow marketers to build long-term relationships through its extensive portfolio of channels, which include WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line and other chat apps, as well as SMS,…

DartPoints collaborates with LOGIX for interconnection services in Texas DartPoints and LOGIX are partnering to provide Texas with interconnection. LOGIX’s network will interconnect with DartPoints’ facilities throughout Texas, resulting in enhanced regional connectivity between each endpoint, and providing one-stop access to more than 150 regional, national and international data centers and global websites. With this collaboration between the two companies, DartPoints’ customers will gain access to LOGIX’s extensive fibre network, and get greater access to edge interconnection points. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/y6gy8xwh Voxox and Passage Telecom are launching a cloud phone Voxox, an innovator in cloud communications solutions, and Passage Telecom, Nigeria’s leading ISP, have announced their partnership. Passage Telecom will now offer Voxox Cloud Phone services in Nigeria, which will be  hosted from Voxox’s US and European data centers. This is the first deployment of Voxox Cloud Phone on the African continent, while Passage Telecom currently only serves Nigerian…