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NTT & Microsoft target mobility market with new UCaaS

NTT and Microsoft have partnered on a new unified communications service for global businesses.

Arcstar UcaaS Microsoft Type, launched in Japan on 13 April, uses Microsoft Lync to provide unified communications as a service. This includes integrated telephone and remote conference on NTT Com’s cloud platform and virtual private network.

Microsoft business solutions are integrated with the platform, with Office 365 or Exchange enabled to faciliate companies’ enterprise mobility requirements. The product can also be used to centralise Arcstar IP Voice for corporate IP calls and Arcstar SIP Trunking for international calls when provided through Arcstar Universal One.

In addition, the service includes pre-development consultation, system design, provision of IP phone and voice gateway hardware, as well as legacy system migration. Users will receive ongoing maintenance, operation and support.

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The solution incorporates the unified communications market expertise of Arkadin, which joined the NTT Com group in January 2014.

Ryotaro Kotaki, a Director of Strategic Alliance Operator Business Cloud Services at Microsoft Japan, commented: "Microsoft Japan welcomes the launch of Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type service by NTT Com. Using this cloud service for unified communication based on Microsoft Lync, customers can achieve faster and more secure global tele-work environments.

"It is an ideal solution for customers who are looking to upgrade their working processes, and it indeed embodies the very kind of business enhancement that Microsoft Japan is looking to support. Microsoft Japan looks forward to working closely with NTT Communications to help customers strengthen their businesses."


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