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February 19, 2014

Cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service Offering Supports Microsoft Lync To Address Communications and Collaboration Needs of Businesses

IntelePeer logoLAS VEGAS – February 19, 2014 – IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, today announced CoreCloud UC, a cloud-based unified communications (UC) as a service offering that supports leading UC platforms, including Microsoft Lync. IntelePeer CoreCloud UC is a fully hosted service designed to meet the complete communications and collaboration needs of businesses.
“The cloud-based UC market is poised for strong growth in the coming year,” said Diane Myers, principal analyst covering VoIP, UC and IMS for Infonetics. “As the network infrastructure and VoIP technology have matured, businesses can now choose from a range of secure, reliable cloud communications options that provide valuable new features and capabilities at attractive price points.”
IntelePeer’s cloud-based solution for Microsoft Lync delivers the full range of UC benefits, fostering collaboration among employees, boosting productivity, speeding decision making, and improving interactions with customers and other external parties. As businesses transition to mobile and distributed workforces, IntelePeer CoreCloud UC, combined with Microsoft Lync, helps businesses improve support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs and provides mobile employees and virtual teams with a consistent and seamless communications experience available on any device, in any connected location. The solution combines features like instant messaging (IM), presence, voice telephony, audio conferencing, desktop and room-based video calling and conferencing, and desktop and application sharing to address a comprehensive range of business collaboration needs.
“We created our new UC offering based on our years of experience supporting innovative UC platforms like Microsoft Lync with high-quality SIP trunking connections,” said Frank Fawzi, chairman and CEO of IntelePeer. “IntelePeer CoreCloud UC extends that value by delivering complete cloud-based unified communications and collaboration services and features, to improve business efficiency and turbocharge employee productivity.”
IntelePeer CoreCloud UC is fully integrated with the IntelePeer SIP platform, which is already qualified and optimized for Microsoft Lync, supporting more than 40,000 current Lync users. The IntelePeer all-IP Cloud platform provides global connections, delivering a proven end-to-end high-definition audio, video and UC experience across collaboration tools, operating systems and endpoints. IntelePeer CoreCloud UC delivers excellent business value through a predictable, all-inclusive monthly subscription that includes full collaboration features and all telephony services.
“IntelePeer has been providing high-quality SIP trunking support for Microsoft UC solutions for years,” said Laura Howard, senior director, Service Provider Engineering, Microsoft. “Combined with Microsoft Lync, IntelePeer CoreCloud UC is well-positioned to address a wide range of business collaboration and communications needs, connecting a mobile and distributed workforce to allow employees to collaborate virtually anywhere, anytime and from nearly any device, using a full range of multimedia features.”
IntelePeer CoreCloud UC is specifically optimized for Microsoft Office 365 customers who want to fully leverage the cloud productivity suite’s Lync features. CoreCloud UC allows customers to deploy a fully featured hosted and managed private cloud collaboration solution with complete enterprise voice capabilities that can replace legacy on-premise PBX and key systems. By providing seamless connections to any voice line, anywhere in the world, IntelePeer’s UC solution provides the missing link that previously prevented enterprises from fully replacing on-premise communication systems with a complete Office 365 solution.
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