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Global business communications provider Mitel has teamed up with the top Pan-Arab MSP Kalaam Telecom Group to offer managed services to businesses and governments in the Saudi, Bahrain, and Kuwait areas. Under the arrangement, Kalaam will be able to leverage Mitel’s UCC and Contact Center technology to offer highly secure services on-premise, through a private or public cloud.   Under this partnership, consumers and resellers will have more flexibility and options between cloud-based monthly subscription services and on-premises solutions. Clients that choose monthly subscription services will have access to a simple pay-as-you-go strategy and a comprehensive technological stack without having to make significant upfront investments.   The demand for cloud communications has increased significantly as a result of the pandemic, according to Feras Zeidan, Country Sales Director for META at Mitel. As a result, businesses can now benefit from their top-notch UCC and contact center solutions in a way that…

France invests €750 million in 6G R&D  For research and development projects in advanced network generations such as 5G and 6G, France has announced a €750m grant program. In order to produce sovereign solutions, especially with the pandemic and global trade disputes, the country is focusing on virtualization, open interfaces for access networks, edge computing, security, and AI and machine learning integration. The scheme is part of Macron’s France 2030 strategy. It is a €30 billion plan aimed at modernizing the economy and positioning France as a world leader in future network technologies. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/4jr922dn T-Mobile in talks to acquire MVNO Mint Mobile T-Mobile is apparently in discussions to buy Mint Mobile, a pre-paid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) backed by Ryan Reynolds. Mint Mobile has grown in popularity since its launch as Mint SIM in 2015. It has been touted as a cheaper alternative to major mobile…

SkySwitch, a white-label Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) provider located in the United States, has added a new robust Contact Center capability to its platform.    SkySwitch is a full-featured, integrated solution for resellers. The company provides MSPs, VARs, telecom agents, interconnect ISPs and WISPs with a cloud-based voice platform that they can brand as their own.   The SkySwitch Contact Center effortlessly interacts with the SkySwitch UCaaS reseller platform, enabling a single billing and no setup fees for partners, while expanding on basic call center operations to provide advanced capabilities.   The SkySwitch Contact Center helps SkySwitch partners fulfill the increasing demand from small and medium-sized businesses for contact center applications. The system offers businesses cutting-edge communication capabilities that integrate real-time call data with SMS, text-to-speech, chat, chatbots and social integration to help these companies make better business decisions.   The SkySwitch Contact Center solution also provides white-label partners with an…

Five9, a cloud contact center provider, has unveiled new capabilities that assist companies in providing customers with a more engaging and unified experience across digital and voice channels, and between virtual and live agents. At the same time, this updated software maximizes the value of the data collected from the contact centers.   Among the newly released features are rich media for digital and audio channels, multi-modal engagement options, language translation in real-time, improved developer tools for Five9 IVA Studio users, and integrated analytics to optimize interactions. These improvements provide businesses with the ability to plan and carry out client journeys that take the most direct and tailored route possible across multiple channels.   By taking advantage of the Five9 digital experience powered by Five9 Digital IVA and Five9 Messenger, clients may send and receive digital content such as photographs, documents, videos and audio, as well as use buttons to…

INVADE, a provider of innovative communication solutions, together with Emertec, INVADE’s commercial partner, offers an enhanced solution that is designed to enable enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively deploy INVADE’s fully managed and flexible Dialer-as-a-Service (DaaS) software.   Predictive dialer software is a popular solution for outbound contact centers. The use of this serviceboosts the interviewers’ efficiency by increasing the call connect rate, while also enhancing consumer engagement. INVADE has a wealth of expertise in developing and implementing market research software, and because of the modular nature of their solution, they can produce the best-in-class predictive dialer to match a large range of requirements.   Currently covering over 50 countries, INVADE, in partnership with its commercial associate Emertec, assists market research operations ranging in size from 5 to 1000 interviewers. Emertec and INVADE have worked together for over a decade to develop cost-effective and best-in-class dialer solutions. Through the development of…

Dialpad has launched Ai CSAT, a technology that evaluates each and every contact center interaction and forecasts customer satisfaction (CSAT) in real time. Dialpad’s Ai CSAT solution seeks to assist businesses in their desire to move away from post-call surveys, which can generate customer weariness and are sometimes seen as relationship deterrents.   As a major component of the Dialpad TrueCaaS platform, Ai CSAT will enable insight into 100% of conversations and evaluate each client call. Organizations will be able to gain actionable data using AI and the customer satisfaction (CSAT) score, resulting in a superior customer experience.   The purpose of AI CSAT is to enable a customer-centric strategy in which businesses may compile a comprehensive image of their consumers without bothering those customers with human feedback or surveys. This strategy will improve customer service by providing an accurate average CSAT score for each client and decreasing uncertainty and…

Avaya, a worldwide technology company specializing in cloud communications and workstream collaboration solutions, announced that its Avaya OneCloud™ contact center solutions are allowing children all across the world to follow Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve voyage.   Avaya is assisting the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Operations Center at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, in tracking Santa’s movements throughout his popular travel path. NORAD utilizes Avaya’s OneCloud CCaaS driven by AI to communicate in real time with millions of children of all ages who are keen to know where Santa is and when he will arrive at their houses.   Last year, despite having a small staff, 175 volunteers fielded over 20,000 phone calls, answering queries on Santa’s location. Also, more than 11 million people visited the NORAD Tracks Santa website http://www.noradsanta.org, last year. “Where is Santa?” was queried by at least 12.3 million Amazon Alexa…

Ericsson, a global networking company, has announced its plan to buy Vonage, a cloud-platform company based in the United States, for $6.2 billion. Ericsson is getting a more contemporary communications strategy with Vonage, which includes a cloud contact center, communications APIs, and a VoIP solution.   The move reflects Ericsson’s growing attempts to join the enterprise market, with the goal of enabling these clients to take use of new services in addition to the high speeds enabled by 5G networks. This merger, though, is not about 5G. Ericsson is concentrating on Vonage’s communications APIs, which it hopes will allow it to access a global network of developers working on 4G and 5G technologies.   Vonage is a cloud-based communications provider that allows clients to incorporate communications, such as voice, video, and messaging, into apps and products through its Vonage Communications Platform. Ericsson believes that Vonage’s cloud platform, which now serves…

In the fast-paced and demanding world of telecommunications, where new technologies and challenges are always around the next corner, Adam Zeibig, Carrier Manager at VCC Live, is always seeking for a win-win scenario. Read the VoIP.Review exclusive interview with Adam, in which he discusses his experience, motivations, and challenges working in the telecommunications sector, as well as his outlook on the future of AI and IoT in telecoms. Tell us about VCC Live and about your role in the company.  VCC Live is a cloud-based contact center software providing company that is headquartered here in Budapest. But we also have legal entities in Germany and the United States. At the time I started here in the company, which was one and a half year ago, a little bit more than one and a half year ago, we had roughly 65 employees working for us, but during that time we…

To keep up with rising customer expectations, contact center service providers strive to offer a broader range of services and expand their area of coverage. The Czech technology company Daktela, that specializes in providing complete solutions for contact centers and customer communications, has announced a strategic partnership with DIDWW, a global telecoms operator that offers premium quality VoIP communication and SIP trunking services for businesses and telecom carriers all over the world. As part of this cooperation, Daktela will benefit from DIDWW’s extensive virtual phone number coverage, allowing its contact center business to grow and operate efficiently across multiple countries and territories. While maintaining one of the largest VoIP cloud infrastructures in Europe, Daktela continues to expand its market presence globally. For this purpose, the company will use the DIDWW API and online portal for immediate service provisioning. In addition, Daktela will also utilize DIDWW’s fully compliant global…