Verizon Business adds new IP services
Offerings aimed at helping Verizon better enable enterprise adoption of unified communications systems
Computerworld - Verizon Business today unveiled unified communications and collaboration services that it said are designed to simplify adoption of the technologies and lower costs for business users.
A new IP-based audioconferencing service eliminates per-minute charges for calls originating from a Verizon IP-enabled location.
Verizon's VoIP IP Enterprise Routing (VIPER) offering relies on cloud-based services that eliminate domestic or international per-minute charges for calls made between Verizon VoIP customers in either the U.S. or Europe.
Verizon didn't disclose the cost of the new services.
The features Verizon announced are among the many advantages of IP calling that enterprises have been talking about for years, though Verizon says the size of its network gives it a major advantage over competitors, which include other major global service providers.
Verizon cited a May report by research firm IDC that described Verizon as a leader among seven hosted service providers it listed.
The IDC report noted that Verizon has complete control over its network, which means it's able to offer better call quality and provide better security and privacy. It also said that Verizon customers benefit from the company's Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks technology, which allows dynamic trunking and hosted capacity.
AT&T was the only other carrier of the seven IDC examined that owns the network it uses. The research firm said it expects Verizon and AT&T to "move further into the 'Leader' position over the next 12 to 18 months." It also noted that AT&T benefits from strong relationships with Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen, or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed . His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Mobile/Wireless in Computerworld's Mobile/Wireless Topic Center.
- Leverage the Power of APIs to Turbocharge Your Mobile Strategy: 7 Steps to a Successful API Program In this guide, Intel® Services-which offers industry-leading API management solutions for over 150 top enterprises, including Best Buy, Netflix, Expedia, ESPN, and The...
- Mission Critical Cloud Powers Freesat Website, Mobile App When subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat needed a scalable, cost-effective infrastructure it found the disaster recovery and security features it needed with Peer...
- Bring Your Own Device: From Security to Success Download this e-Book to learn best practices for executing a BYOD policy.
- Securing Mobile App Data - Comparing Containers and App Wrappers Analysts agree that Mobile Device Management (MDM) is not enough when it comes to securing app data. Although it remains a critical component...
- API Management: The Key to Improving the Consumer Travel Experience Join PhoCusWright's Senior Technology Analyst, Norm Rose, as he shares his insights on how travel suppliers and intermediaries can improve industry data flow...
- Don't Believe the Hype: Not All Containers are Created Equal Hear executives discuss the 3 C's of Secure Mobility-content, credentials, and configurations-and learn the inherent security risks to your organization of using MDM... All Mobile/Wireless White Papers | Webcasts