Wireless backhaul growth is set to become a revenue haven for edge router vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper Networks, according to a new Dell'Oro report.
Cloud services provider Alteva reported that unified communications revenues jumped 12 percent year-over-year to $4 million, contributing 54 percent of the company's total revenues of $7.5 million.
Alteva, a competitive unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) provider, continued to find that its emphasis on cloud-based services was a highlight of their Q2 earnings as unified communications revenues jumped 21 percent year-over-year to $3.9 million.
Alteva is increasing the value of its SIP trunking portfolio for its growing base of large business customers by allowing customers the ability to access cloud services and get free calling services between offices.
Alteva has introduced a new hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product catering to the specific needs of law firms.
Alteva, an independent telco that's been realigning its focus on the Unified Communications market segment, will lay off 20 percent of the staff in its Warwick, N.Y. facility.
Alteva reported that its first-quarter unified communications revenues, net of eliminations were $4 million, up sequentially 15.6 percent, a factor that helped to ease the pain of the 9 percent decline in telephone segment revenue.
Alteva, a cloud services provider that grew out of its rural telco roots as Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT), reported that unified communications (UC) services contributed nearly 50 percent to its Q4 2012 consolidated revenues.
For many smaller independent ILECs, which have spent much of their 100-plus year lives selling nothing more than traditional POTS, unified communications for businesses is becoming a new revenue savior. As the PSTN declines, UC could mean the difference between survival or extinction.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) on Monday petitioned the FCC to take a careful look at how the ongoing TDM-to-IP transition will affect smaller independent telcos.