Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, […]

Polycom announces cloud strategy for video-as-a-service

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Like everyone else on the planet, Polycom (www.polycom.com) has announced it is adding a service/cloud model rather than simply sticking to a hardware/software sales strategy.  In this case, Polycom will be providing RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carry-ready offering to enable service providers to bring Video-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings quickly to market.

RealPresence Cloud solutions are […]

Polycom goes UC crazy, announces cloud solution with Broadsoft, Android-based app, Microsoft H.264 SVC support.

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Voice and video hardware manufacturer Polycom (www.polycom.com) went a little UC-crazy today, with a trio of announcements including a cloud solution with BroadSoft (www.broadsoft.com), an Android-based client for Samsung’s GALAXY Tab, and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) lining up to support Polycom’s H.264 SVC technology for video.

BroadSoft and Polycom have teamed up to roll out a […]

Cloud Telecomputers to ship Android-based HD voice desktop phones by end of year

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Cloud Telecomputers (www.cloudtelecomputers.com) was showing off real-live hardware of its HD voice-doing, Android-using desktop phone at Metaswitch Forum last week. It expects to ship an initial allotment of hardware to a customer by the end of the year and has 40 or so phones (if memory serves, was late in the day) already in […]

Cloud Communications Alliance emerges, embraces HD voice

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Eight business VoIP service providers have more formally joined together as the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA).  The newly created organization says it represents more than $100 million in combined annual revenue and collectively serve more than 110,000 businesses in the United States – and it wants to make good on HD voice peering.

Members […]