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The Conferencing Zone Week In Review: Frontier, Avaya, & More

September 23, 2017

The Conferencing Zone had a busy week.  From Frontier Communications offering assistance to those impacted by hurricanes to Avaya launching a cloud-based service, there was business to be done. But, prisons were also at the forefront for price-gouging of prisoners and their families, so here is the week in review for The Conferencing Zone.

Texas and Florida were so impacted by Hurricane Irma and Harvey that they needed help in any way possible. Frontier Communications along with several other businesses decided to jump in and assist as best as they could. "We are working with our vendor partners to get phone systems, data network equipment, conferencing stations, routers, servers, switches and security appliances available for our customers. We are able to provide replacement equipment and advice anywhere in the state. We are here to help businesses get back up and running as fast as possible, even if they are not in our service area," said the Executive VP, Ken Arndt. To read the full article, click here.

Following that, inmates are starting to get very frustrated with the high cost yet low quality of video chatting with family and friends. Sure, it is a great way to connect with loved ones who are far away but the service was so horrid, it made all parties involved question why a better and less expensive service was not put into place. To read the full article, click here.

Finally, Avaya announced their cloud-based conferencing service, Avaya Equinox Meetings Online. It is available in 30 countries and would enable those who work remotely or are not in the specific location, to participate in live meetings, not missing a moment. To read all about it, click here.

And that is your Conferencing Zone Week in Review. Come back next week for even more new and exciting conferencing news to fit all of your needs!

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