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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: TrueConf, Konftel, FreeConferenceCall.com

September 24, 2016

Welcome to another weekly look at all the top stories making headlines in the conferencing market this week.

This week, TrueConf announced it provided its video conferencing solutions for Tanzanian medical research institute Ifakara Health Institute to help improve operations.

The company has four offices with six research groups and a training operation for medical personnel as well as accompanying support staff. The need for a conferencing system to handle this level of distribution that worked well with its already existing technologies lead to its eventual selection of TrueConf.

As a result, they were able to save money on travel, cut training costs and even lower research expenses.

“The comparative advantage TrueConf has is the fact that it runs on our existing internal network and also over MPLS network which connects our branches. We did not want the video traffic to go over the internet as we have limited bandwidth in our institute. TrueConf was easy to install and the support was great during the installation stage. For a non-profit organization, TrueConf is the best choice with an attractive pricing scheme,” said resource center manager Mbarwa Kivuyo.

Also this week, Konftel announced the release of its Unite Conference Call mobile app. The communications software developer now makes it possible to dial into conference call and online meetings using a personal mobile device.

“With the Konftel Unite app, users are just a click away from joining a conference call,” May said. “Imagine driving and having to enter a 13 digit-long entry code to join a phone meeting. Not only is it a stressful situation, it’s downright hazardous! Konftel Unite makes mobile collaboration safe and easy,” said Jeff May, the UK sales director at Konftel.

Another conferencing provider doing well and expanding as they grow is FreeConferenceCall.com. In light of its recent growth, the company announced it will expand to a new location.

The new space, in Signal Hill, Calif. will include customer support, sales, services and executive roles.

Founder & CEO David Erickson commented, “Our newly expanded corporate operation is critical to provide 24/7 support for our users across the globe. The company has a hub of exceptional talent…We will continue to invest in the technology and people needed to ensure that our users receive world-class products and services.”

That’s all for this week – be sure to check back for all the latest Conferencing news as it happens. Until next week…