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Telecoms-Channel News Roundup – Week 20

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Welcome to the roundup of the top telecoms news for resellers, week 20. This week’s top news is featured from Cloud Pro, Hotel Management, Inside Big Data, My Broadband, Crypto News and Counterpath.

Zoom’s rise to prominence has been meteoric – its fall could be equally spectacular

Even as the coronavirus crisis began escalating, nobody could have foreseen the extraordinary surge in Zoom’s popularity, especially given the former dominance of Skype. Not even Zoom’s founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, would have anticipated a thirty-fold increase in usage, with daily meeting participants ballooning from 10 million in December 2019 to 300 million just last month.

How unified communications can help fulfill a hotel’s unique needs

The hospitality industry—and hotel management specifically—is all about people. Hotels don’t sell a product; they deliver an experience to guests. The standard of that experience often is the difference between success and failure.

Developments in technology are giving hotels different ways to improve the guest experience. As in many sectors, in hospitality, new solutions are reshaping how people interact. Unified communications as a service platforms are a prime example.

How AI is Changing Unified Communications

The potential applications of AI are stunningly wide-ranging. There’s hardly an industry, niche, or sector where the tech isn’t proving to be a game changer. And the field of unified communications (UC) is no exception.

You see, AI-driven tools and advancements are changing the face of UC for businesses. And while it’s still early days in the amalgamation of AI and UC, the following four principal areas are where AI is already having an impact.

Vodacom’s 5G network – The in-depth details 

Vodacom’s 5G network is here to stay, regardless of what happens to the company’s current temporary spectrum allocation from ICASA.

The company made this statement when it spoke to MyBroadband about the launch of its 5G mobile network this week.

The network was launched in three cities – Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town – and supports both mobile and fixed-wireless services.

VoIP VPNs – Are They Worth It?

VoIP is a godsend – it lets you keep in touch with anyone you want no matter where you are in the world.

VPNs are great too since they protect your privacy by hiding your IP address, and encrypting your traffic.

So should you use both together?

Short answer – yeah, definitely. Long answer – keep reading.

5 Microsoft Teams Alternatives in 2020 

Creating a modern workplace that keeps teams connected and enables collaboration is challenging.  Should you opt for a full-service office management suite? Or choose a standalone collaboration tool that offers limited features like messaging and file sharing? Adding social media into the mix would be great, wouldn’t it? Or how about upgrading to a project management software complete with collaboration capabilities? Each organization is different and it’s hard to choose one particular tool that corresponds to all your business needs.

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