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Granite Tops $1.6 Billion in Annualized Revenue

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

Granite Telecommunications, LLC , a leading provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies throughout North America, announced today that the company topped another annual revenue goal by exceeding $1.6 billion in annualized revenue.

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  • Granite Telecommunications, LLC , a leading provider of communications solutions to businesses and governmental agencies throughout North America, announced today that the company topped another annual revenue goal by exceeding $1.6 billion in annualized revenue.
  • This comes on the heels of breaking $1.55 billion in annualized revenue last month.
  • Managing through pandemic challenges, Granite is on pace to exceed $100 million in annualized growth yet again in 2020.
  • Granite is proud to be helping our customers through unprecedented times, evolving with them to offer communications products and services that enable efficiency, growth and savings, said Granite CEO Rob Hale.

Hawaiki Further Boosts Subsea Network with Ciena’s WaveLogic 5

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Earlier this year, Hawaiki announced a network upgrade using Cienas GeoMesh Extreme solution to improve reliability, availability and deliver lower latency between Oregon and Hawaii.

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  • Earlier this year, Hawaiki announced a network upgrade using Cienas GeoMesh Extreme solution to improve reliability, availability and deliver lower latency between Oregon and Hawaii.
  • The WaveLogic 5 Extreme upgrade announced today delivers significant channel speed increases, lower latency, greater scale and increased economic efficiencies.
  • Hawaiki will also deploy Cienas Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, which will deliver greater control and visibility of the network, making it easier to preempt and prevent service disruptions.
  • Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, owns and operates the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki).

Innovative FinTech Startup Powers Mobile Engagement for Emerging Markets with 8x8

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 1:30pm

Alongside the 8x8 Chat Apps API , 8x8 provided a comprehensive onboarding and training programme, helping OKO integrate the API quickly as well as deploy WhatsApp chatbots to help automate specific customer engagement functions.

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  • Alongside the 8x8 Chat Apps API , 8x8 provided a comprehensive onboarding and training programme, helping OKO integrate the API quickly as well as deploy WhatsApp chatbots to help automate specific customer engagement functions.
  • We evaluated several options but following a demo from 8x8, we knew their Chat Apps API ticked all the boxes.
  • Now we are able to provide even more effective and affordable insurance and services to farmers in emerging markets."
  • 8x8 and 8x8 X Series are trademarks of 8x8, Inc.
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NICE Named a Leader in Intelligent Authentication and Fraud Prevention for the Second Consecutive Year by Leading Analyst Firm

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:30am

NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced it has been recognized as a Leader for its Real-Time Authentication (RTA) and Fraud Prevention solutions by Opus Research for the second year successively.

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  • NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) today announced it has been recognized as a Leader for its Real-Time Authentication (RTA) and Fraud Prevention solutions by Opus Research for the second year successively.
  • NICEs innovative, self-learning ENLIGHTEN Fraud Prevention solution was highlighted as a key differentiator in the report entitled Intelligent Authentication and Fraud Prevention Intelliview.
  • NICE distinguished itself by offering innovative solutions that fulfill requirements for real-time authentication over multiple channels, explained Dan Miller, Lead Analyst at Opus Research.
  • The Opus Research report particularly commended the innovative NICE ENLIGHTEN Fraud Prevention solution that combines NICEs leading voice biometrics technology with its ENLIGHTEN customer engagement AI platform.

MATRIXX Software Teams Up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Deliver Real-time 'Monetization-as-a-Service' to CSPs

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:00am

MATRIXX Software , the global leader in 5G monetization solutions, has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to bring MATRIXX Digital Commerce to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) via HPE GreenLake , an elastic-as-a-service platform that can run on-premises, at the edge or in a colocation.

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  • MATRIXX Software , the global leader in 5G monetization solutions, has collaborated with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to bring MATRIXX Digital Commerce to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) via HPE GreenLake , an elastic-as-a-service platform that can run on-premises, at the edge or in a colocation.
  • MATRIXX Digital Commerce provides a cloud native, real-time converged charging and commerce platform that enables CSPs to compete at web scale.
  • Unique in its offering, MATRIXX makes it possible for CSPs to move quickly, engage digitally and operate more efficiently.
  • We are excited to be collaborating with MATRIXX Software to deliver their innovative charging and commerce platform, said Claus Pedersen, VP and GM, Worldwide Telco Infrastructure at HPE.

Avtex Opening Global Delivery Center in India

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:24pm

The Avtex Global Delivery Center will allow us to be nimble and provide the best, most technically advanced resources at the best rate.

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  • The Avtex Global Delivery Center will allow us to be nimble and provide the best, most technically advanced resources at the best rate.
  • The Global Delivery Center will ensure that Avtex is able to scale up when needed, adapt to changing market landscapes and provide competitive pricing while not compromising the value delivered to clients.
  • My vision for the Avtex team in India is to build a world class Global Delivery Center that delivers exceptional customer experiences through transformation, orchestration and collaboration, says Mandal.
  • The Avtex Global Delivery Center will also expand managed services capabilities for global clients that need 24/7 support services.

Technology Companies Complete First-Ever Telephone Call with Authenticated Caller ID and Rich Call Data, Powered by STIR/SHAKEN

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

Comcast, Everbridge, NetNumber, Numeracle, and Twilio completed what is believed to be the first ever call to combine authenticated caller ID and Rich Call Data (RCD), powered by the STIR/SHAKEN framework and protocols.

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  • Comcast, Everbridge, NetNumber, Numeracle, and Twilio completed what is believed to be the first ever call to combine authenticated caller ID and Rich Call Data (RCD), powered by the STIR/SHAKEN framework and protocols.
  • Enhancing authenticated caller ID as an extension of STIR/SHAKEN, Rich Call Data is an evolutionary leap forward for trust in the phone ecosystem.
  • Enterprise callers, contact centers, and their telephone services technology providers use a complex set of call-initiation and routing relationships to deliver calls to customers and consumers.
  • To begin the end-to-end caller ID authentication, Everbridge and its enterprise clients first completed the Numeracle Verified Identity entity vetting and validation process.

Comtech Awarded $175.1 Million Contract for Statewide Next Generation 9-1-1 Technologies and Services

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Commonwealth initially funded the contract at $137.4 million, of which Comtech expects to record $111.6 million as a booking during its second quarter of fiscal 2021.

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  • The Commonwealth initially funded the contract at $137.4 million, of which Comtech expects to record $111.6 million as a booking during its second quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • The competitively awarded contract is for implementation of Comtechs NG9-1-1 services that will provide citizens with advanced communication capabilities when calling for emergency services, including police, fire and emergency medical services.
  • We are pleased to work with Comtech to continue to evolve emergency services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, said Randy Padfield, Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
  • Comtechs highly reliable technologies enable the successful handling of over five million 9-1-1 calls and texts each month.

TESSCO Makes Third Settlement Proposal to Robert Barnhill to End Consent Solicitation

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading value-added distributor and solutions provider for the wireless industry, today sent a third settlement proposal to Robert B. Barnhill, Jr., in an effort to resolve Mr. Barnhills ongoing consent solicitation.

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  • TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading value-added distributor and solutions provider for the wireless industry, today sent a third settlement proposal to Robert B. Barnhill, Jr., in an effort to resolve Mr. Barnhills ongoing consent solicitation.
  • All of the long-serving directors of TESSCO (other than Mr. Barnhill) are prepared to resign to enable the Company to get back to work.
  • We sincerely hope Mr. Barnhill will accept our proposal.
  • In connection with the consent solicitation initiated by Robert B. Barnhill, Jr. and certain other participants, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (the Company) has filed a consent revocation statement and accompanying GREEN consent revocation card and other relevant documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).

8x8 Named a Leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 1:30pm

8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced it has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide 1.

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  • 8x8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced it has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide 1.
  • In addition to being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide , 8x8 was also recently recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service 2.
  • [1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide , Rafael Benitez, Megan Fernandez, Daniel O'Connell, Christopher Trueman, Pankil Sheith, November 12, 2020.
  • This Magic Quadrant report name has changed from 2015 onwards- 2015-2020: Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide, 2014: Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America With Additional Regional Presence, 2012-2013: Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, North America.