Could ShoreTel acquire 8×8?

There’s an unidentified source claiming that: 8×8, a VoIP and cloud service provider focused mainly on business customers, is considering selling the company amidst a growing wave of consolidation in the telecom service provider industry segment. Citing unnamed sources close to the company, Reuters reported that 8×8 has been consulting with Morgan Stanley to gauge…

Telecommunications Act of 1996, What is it and How Will it Affect the Telecommunications Industry?

  What is the Telecommunications act and why is it important. According to the FCC: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 has the potential to change the way we work, live and learn. It will affect telephone service — local and long distance, cable programming and other video services, broadcast services and services provided to schools.…

Telecommunications Operators Get Customized Voice-Activated Digital Assistant from Nokia

Engineers and telecom operators will soon have access to a digital voice assistant that was built specifically for them. Think of it just like you would Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana or Apple’s Siri, except it’s strictly for the telecommunications industry. Introducing the “Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant”, or “MIKA” for short, developed by Nokia. Nokia has created…

Avaya Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, What Now?

Avaya, after much anticipation, finally made it official by filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.   Avaya is one of the recognized leaders in providing global solutions for customer and team engagement, business phone systems, unified communications, networking and a host of other telecommunications products. The move was made in an effort to get out from…

Hospitality Industry – Top 10 Communication Trends in 2017

If you’ve been inside of any hotel, motel or other hospitality business in the last few years you know that they are, technologically, light-years ahead of anything you parents may have booked back in their day.   Most now are great little hubs for activity ranging all the way from family-friendly vacations to business seminars, with…

Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) Dramatic $700 Billion Impact

The savvy CEOs anticipate that trends in 2017 are likely to follow the path of disruptive events in 2016. Change is the norm. Digital technology will continue to have a dramatic impact on legacy players in the marketplace. Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) sectors completed 3,021 deals worth $698.2 billion in 2016, representing a decrease…