ICYMI: What's Going on in the Telecommunications Industry

By Greg Tavarez May 31, 2024

The telecommunications industry, specifically the internet telephony sector, determines how we communicate. Today, businesses and individuals alike use the internet to make calls, send faxes, hold video conferences and exchange instant messages – preferably through a single, unified platform. This shift has ushered in an era of unprecedented flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and feature-rich communication experiences.

The internet telephony landscape is not without its challenges. Security concerns surrounding data privacy and network vulnerabilities are prevalent. Companies must prioritize stringent security measures to be sure their communication channels are protected from unauthorized access and data breaches.

Additionally, the reliance on internet connectivity necessitates reliable and high-speed internet infrastructure to avoid call drops, lagging video conferences and disruptions to communication workflows.

That’s not to say moves are being made to help with these challenges. So, let’s take a look at a few of those moves:

Korbyt Announces Expanded Integration with Cisco (News - Alert) Webex for Enterprise Digital Signage

Korbyt, a provider of workplace communication solutions, announced the launch of Korbyt Anywhere for Webex. This integration allows companies to leverage any Cisco device within the Webex ecosystem for digital signage. The purpose is to streamline internal communications and maximize the use of network-connected screens.

Korbyt Anywhere simplifies content scheduling and display on Cisco Desk and Room devices and integrates with Cisco Spaces for real-time space utilization data.

Mitel (News - Alert) Unveils Enhanced Portfolio Strategy to Drive Growth and Innovation

Mitel, a unified communications provider, announced a strategic portfolio refresh designed to accelerate growth and deliver value to customers. The new strategy focuses on three key areas: hybrid cloud UC solutions, deep vertical integrations and multimodal capabilities for frontline workers.

Mitel emphasizes its commitment to hybrid deployments, combining on-premise, private cloud and public cloud solutions for optimal flexibility, security and compliance.

The company is also investing in vertical-specific solutions and integrations, catering to industries like healthcare, finance, and hospitality. Additionally, Mitel expanded its portfolio to better serve frontline workers with next-generation UC solutions and AI-powered features.

Airwavz Partners with Nuveen Real Estate to Enhance Wireless Experience Across Property Portfolio

Airwavz Solutions, a provider of wireless solutions, announced a partnership with Nuveen Real Estate to improve wireless connectivity across Nuveen's extensive commercial real estate portfolio.

In today's digital age, reliable and high-speed cellular service is crucial for tenant satisfaction and property value. Airwavz will use its expertise to conduct wireless assessments and design customized strategies to optimize coverage and performance in Nuveen's properties.

This partnership ensures seamless connectivity for tenants and visitors, and future-proofs Nuveen's buildings for the evolving technological landscape.

Arelion and Sandler Partners Team Up to Expand Global Connectivity Solutions

Arelion, a global internet carrier, announced a new partnership with Sandler Partners, a distributor of telecom, cloud and IT solutions. This collaboration expands Arelion's Conflict-Free Channel Program to allow Sandler Partners to offer Arelion's full suite of connectivity services to its wholesale and enterprise customers.

Arelion's networkspans over 125 countries and carries 80% of global internet traffic. Through this partnership, Sandler Partners' customers gain access to Arelion's scalable and technologically advanced solutions to meet their critical network needs.

The internet telephony sector, like many others, is always undergoing change. Innovation is important, and advancements, like the ones above, promise to further enhance communication efficiency and effectiveness.

Edited by Alex Passett
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