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Real Time Communications Week in Review: Firefox, GENBAND, Blue Jeans Network

September 26, 2015

Business communications continue to transform as new technologies make it easier than ever to stay in touch and collaborate in real-time. As these new offerings make their way into the business landscape, we see market trends shaping and new projections for conferencing and mobile markets emerging.

This week Real Time Communications World featured a piece on GENBAND’s moves in the NFV space and how they are shaping the future migration path for network and service delivery.

In an interview, GENBAND Vice President, Solutions Marketing & Strategy, Sanjay Bhatia said, “Many of the large carriers are aggressively looking at NFV migration. Many of them are even changing their entire organizations for it, but it’s a very large undertaking and process, so it is going to take a lot of time and planning.”

Read more about how GENBAND is driving NFV with a growing ecosystem model HERE.

Also this week, Firefox 41 has added WebRTC by including portions of its Firefox Hello IM platform. This latest move means the Firefox browser may be one of the only around that offers instant messaging built right into it.

IM is a pretty important feature when you’re talking about UC. And new reports out this week have said 2015 is the “year for change” in the market.

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This year, the increasing use of instant messaging systems, Skype calls, screen sharing and other technologies, are making it an important solution for businesses across the globe.

What’s changing though is how they are getting these offerings. Reportedly around 70 percent of organizations are expected to be moving UC platforms to the cloud, or to some hybrid version of cloud and premises-based, just over the next two years.

Further solidifying the growing use of UC solutions in the workplace, Blue Jeans Networks announced this week it completed series E funding.

This is the company’s fifth round of financing and netted the company $76.5 million.

A new report titled “Enterprise Video Market -- Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis to 2020,” out this week focuses on growth in the enterprise video space and says growth will continue to 2020 and reach $36.84 billion. North America will lead the growth with around 34.5 percent of the entire market for 2015 – mostly accounting for uses of enterprise video. 

Still want more? Check out these other features posted to #RTC World over the last week:

5 Tech Essentials for Telecommuting
WebRTC: It's Good for Customer Service
Public Service At Your Service Through Smart Cities
APIs and Open Source are the New Direction for Communications

Be sure to check back for all the latest Real Time Communications news as it happens. Until next week …   


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