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


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


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.


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


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


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 […]