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TalkingPointz Research: Zoom and Five9

Overview Zoom and Five9 have enjoyed a partnership for several years. On July 18, 2021 the companies agreed to merge. Both BoDs approved the deal.  Zoom’s vision is best-in-class video and customer engagement from a single provider.  Rowan Trollope, CEO…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Darren Schreiber of 2600Hz

It was independent service providers that largely created the hosted voice and UCaaS sector. Go back to the early Magic Quadrants and the reports were dominated by the independent providers that used products like KAZOO, BroadWorks, MetaSwitch, and Genband to…

RingCentral, Bandwidth Forge BYOC Partnership

Modularization of UCaaS services is emerging as the new best-of-breed opportunity, as evidenced in this latest example of the decoupling of carrier services from UC.

Understanding Speedtest

Alternative title: Why you can’t actually use your cell phone’s data plan. There’s one great misunderstanding that most people have about speedtest: that your download speed isn’t controlled by your upload speed. Consider the speedtest shown in the photo. Looks…

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