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Zoom and Lumen Advance Partnership with Combined Solution

November 25, 2020

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, Business VoIP Contributor

If there is such a thing as the “Technology Partner of the Year,” video conferencing platform Zoom might be it. As education, healthcare and socializing have moved to be virtual experiences, companies have sought a backbone for their virtual interactions. Zoom, which is based in San Jose, provides video telephony and chat services through its cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform. It has been widely adopted throughout 2020 for the purpose of teleconferencing, telecommuting, virtual learning and safe social interactions.


Fiber optic telecom company Lumen was already a Zoom partner, but the company recently announced it has taken the partnership a step further with the introduction of Zoom delivered by Lumen. The solution provides an enhanced collaboration experience for businesses around the world, combining the speed and reliability of the Lumen platform with Zoom's world-class collaboration solutions, according to the two companies.

"When the world turned to virtual meetings, Zoom turned to Lumen's fiber network to power its best-in-class video communications platform," said Shaun Andrews, chief marketing officer at Lumen, in a statement. "We're happy to take this partnership a step further by combining our platforms and our strengths to create Zoom delivered by Lumen. Together, we will help keep families, businesses, schools and hospitals securely connected to the world, and thriving in the fourth industrial revolution."

Zoom delivered by Lumen brings together Lumen's embedded network security capabilities with Zoom's built-in security features to proactively protect businesses using their combined services.

"Lumen has been a very valuable partner to Zoom and over the past several months, we've helped businesses connect and grow," said Ryan Azus, chief revenue officer at Zoom. "With their wide market incumbency, as well deep expertise in the networking and Unified Communications & Collaborations space, Zoom delivered by Lumen is poised to bring our mutual clients an optimal experience that we are very excited about."




Edited by Maurice Nagle


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