TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 13, 2017 – TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU), Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, and RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), the leading provider of enterprise cloud communication and collaboration solutions, today announced the expansion of TELUS’ cloud communications portfolio for Canadian businesses with the introduction of TELUS Business Connect Mobile. The new cloud-based mobile offering makes the features of an enterprise-grade PBX phone system available on smartphones and tablets – eliminating the need for a landline or expensive on-premise equipment.
This solution is designed to drive productivity and cost savings for businesses of any size with mobile or remote workforces. It includes:
- an easy setup and an administrative self-serve web tool
- an auto-attendant feature to answer every call with a customized greeting
- call routing and call forwarding to ensure the call goes to the right person every time
- a dedicated business phone and toll-free number
- service in English and French
“TELUS Business Connect Mobile harnesses the power of mobility and the capacity of the cloud to make professional call handling affordable for Canadian businesses of any size,” said Craig Thornton, vice-president Business Mobility Solutions for TELUS. “Through our collaboration with RingCentral, we’re helping businesses empower their mobile workforces while driving agility and cost savings.”
TELUS Business Connect Mobile expands the portfolio of TELUS Business Connect solutions, powered by RingCentral, with an entry level offering. The TELUS Business Connect Standard and Premium office editions offer full-featured voice, audio and video conferencing, and additional capabilities across multiple devices, like desk phones, computers, tablets and smartphones.
“Mobile ubiquity is fueling demand among businesses to untether employees and empower them to work from any location using their mobile devices for all business communication needs,” said Marty Piombo, vice president of strategic partnerships for RingCentral. “We’re pleased to expand our relationship with TELUS and be one of their premier cloud communications solution partners. Together, we’re enabling businesses to be efficiently connected with their customers, partners and peers.”