Public cloud deployments may still be the dominant method of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) deployments, but hybrid clouds represent the fastest growing segment.
8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast and Verizon.
XO Communications has put together what it says is a multi-year expansion plan for its U.S.-based network that will leverage $500 million in financing as a way to accommodate the growth of its enterprise customers' unified communications, data services and cloud strategies.
8x8 has begun offering its unified communication and collaboration services in the U.K. and broader European market, a move that was driven by its acquisition of U.K.-based Voicenet Solutions that now operates as 8x8 Solutions.
Sprint is playing into the emerging mobile nature of its business clients by adding Microsoft Lync to its cloud-based unified communications (UC) solution, Sprint Complete Collaboration, which it debuted in 2012.
C Spire is making a big splash in the cloud services market by reaching a deal to acquire Mobile, Ala.-based Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions for businesses.
Dimension Data, an NTT subsidiary that provides ICT services and solutions, is enhancing its reach into Europe by striking a deal to acquire NextiraOne in a two-part transaction. Financial terms of the acquisition were not revealed.
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.
Level 3 Communications is giving business customers a migration path from TDM-based voice services to SIP and unified communications with its new Voice Complete solution.
8x8, Inc., has shuffled its executive team by naming board member Vikram Verma CEO and moving former CEO Bryan Martin to CTO. Martin also retains his position as chairman of the board of directors.