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University of Nottingham Picks MeetingZone to Integrate Audio and Web Conferencing Services

June 25, 2012

In order to serve conferencing capabilities to more than 2,000 users, the University of Nottingham has picked MeetingZone's cost effective, easy to use and flexible services. As part of the migration of its telephony services from analogue to Voice over the Internet (VoIP), the university wanted to review its audio conferencing capabilities.

In a press release, Paul Robbins, Telecoms development officer for the University, said, “We needed to identify a conferencing service provider who could not only improve on the service being delivered by our incumbent supplier, but importantly, deliver a cost effective solution that will integrate with our VoIP network and MeetingZone does just that.”

While implementing the project, MeetingZone will work closely with Paul Robbins and his team to ensure the successful further integration of our audio and web conferencing services within a UC environment. The University is eyeing to offer its users with a high quality conferencing and collaboration service, which overcomes any shortfall in functionality posed by the new VoIP network. Apart from its move to IP, the University is also looking at deploying a Unified Communications (UC) solution.

In the process of selecting the right service provider, the University of Nottingham looked at possible audio conferencing solutions. The university also considered procurement of an on-premise system which proved to be extremely expensive. At the end, the University zeroed in on MeetingZone’s audio and web conferencing solution as it was available at flexible pricing structure.

Robbins added, “MeetingZone's flexible pricing structure was a key factor for us. Its ability to provide local dial-in numbers is crucial when bringing together our three University campuses located here in Nottingham, China and Malaysia. Crucially, MeetingZone's online transparent billing system enables us to monitor our conferencing costs and allocate the relevant cost centres at the time of setting up new user accounts."

To extend its presence and market share in Europe, MeetingZone collaborated with Unified Communication Sweden AB. Conferencing solutions throughout Scandinavia are being delivered by Stockholm-based Unified for over five years.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman