SPOTLIGHT: Unified comms news breaking this week

Unified communications news is expected to dominate at the VoiceCon event in Orlando this week, as many of the unified communications platform vendors prepare to outline new offerings and enhancements. IBM, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, Avaya, Cisco Systems, Tandberg, Polycom and others are planning announcements at the show, and with research firm IDC forecasting a $17 billion market for unified communications supplies in four years, the entire telecom industry is beginning to get in on the act. Where do service providers stand? BT's SDK news above provides a glimpse at one service provider angle, and in the U.S., Verizon Communications, AT&T, XO Communications, Cbeyond Communications and others have begun their charge into the market.

Interested in further exploring the rapidly-developing unified communications landscape? Stay tuned for more information about FierceMarkets' very own unified communications event, as part of NXTcomm in Las Vegas, on the afternoons of June 18 and June 19.

For more:
- see this VoiceCon preview story at Network World