Connecting America: The Total Telecom roundup of broadband development

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the USA promises to see billions invested in broadband and bridging the digital divide. Total Telecom are keeping track of events by pulling together a timeline from multiple news sources, here, in one location. If you are interested in a more in…

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the USA promises to see billions invested in broadband and bridging the digital divide. Total Telecom are keeping track of events by pulling together a timeline from multiple news sources, here, in one location. If you are interested in a more in-depth look at how progress is being made, check out our new Connected America event.

30 June 2022
Construction Begins at Quantum Loophole’s Frederick Data Center Campus – Inside Towers 

28 June 2022
Verizon delivers faster connections to 64 Native American reservations in 13 states – LightReading 

27 June 2022
Clearwave Fiber Begins Buildout of Fiber Internet in Lansing, KS – PR Newswire 

24 June 2022
Broadband internet provider Conterra expanding, investing nearly $10M now, $12M later in Union County – WRAL TechWire 

Connectbase welcomes NYC’s Skywire Networks to Connected World platform – telecompaper 

22 June 2022
Highline Commences Next Phase of Fiber Internet Expansion in Lumberton, Texas – Telecompetitor 

20 June 2022
FPB wins $8 million in grants to fund broadband for unserved – The State Journal (Kentucky)

State of New York unveils broadband map – Inside Towers

18 June 2022
Hargray Fiber expands fiber Internet to Hinesville, GA – TelecomLead.com

17 June 2022
Biden aims to train more broadband workers to fend off labor crunch – Fierce Telecom

Washington County, Pa., Approves $3.2M for Internet Expansion – Government Technology

16 June 2022
Shentel Expanding its Glo Fiber High-Speed Network to Delaware – KLTV

Texas Broadband Plan Could Connect 2.8M Unserved Households – Government Technology

13 June 2022
Ohio State hosts first meeting for statewide broadband and 5G partnership – Ohio State News

11 June 2022
West Virginia Working To Avoid Past Broadband Mistakes – The Intelligencer

Connected America brings together the people and companies redefining the future of US connectivity and unites the leading stakeholders from the entire value chain. Join us in Dallas, 28-29 March 2023

4 Most Popular UCaaS Tech Stack Features

ucaas tech stack

What is UCaaS Tech Stack?

Unified Communications as a Service, or UCaaS for short, is a cloud-based mechanism that provides enterprise-level communication tools and applications. UCaaS offers businesses lower operating costs and improved productivity, among many other benefits. 

The Most Popular Features of The UCaaS Tech Stack

UCaaS allows companies to have their employees work from anywhere, which has especially gained in popularity since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, many cannot imagine going back to the office full-time. Many companies are following the trend and opting for a hybrid work model

Bicom Systems is one of those companies that opted for a hybrid working model for their employees. Even though we are unified communications software manufacturers, we also enjoy the benefits of unified communications, just like the rest of the industry. We can not imagine our day-to-day operations without a wide range of UCaaS tools and features.

Therefore, we decided to share with you the most important features of the UCaaS tech stack and pinpoint some very useful benefits.

  • Video and Audio Conferencing From Anywhere

For the past two years, video and audio conferencing have been one of the most searched terms on the internet, so it’s no wonder that this UCaaS feature ranks first. The way we do business has changed dramatically, but we’ve been able to rapidly adapt to some great applications. We hold daily meetings, collaborate together on numerous documents, and presentations, and attend meetings with more than one hundred individuals who are spread out around the globe!

Many people consider team flexibility while looking for a job. UCaaS provides more lines of communication and makes it easy to work from home or practically anywhere, which can be a deciding factor for some.

  • Industry-leading Voice and Telephony

We often see that UCaaS and VoIP are mentioned in the same context. However, VoIP is only one of the functions of unified communications. Bicom Systems’ VoIP solution is powered by PBXware, our IP PBX, the industry’s oldest and most mature Professional Open Standards Turnkey Telephony Platform.

Calls are the backbone of any organization, and by using UC apps, you will not only increase productivity but also save money.

gloCOM gloCOM GO Meeting

gloCOM gloCOM GO Meeting

  • Enterprise-level Instant Messaging

Chat is another essential component of UCaaS that is frequently used. Messages with one or more co-workers in a group chat can sometimes suffice to agree on specific issues. We don’t need to detail how simple chat messages are, especially since your conversation history syncs across all devices. This means that your mobile app’s chat messages are synced in real-time with the app’s desktop version.

  • Remote Work Simplified

You may increase your team’s productivity, streamline workflow with seamless integration, improve customer communication, and lower your total cost of ownership by using unified communications as a service.

Unified communication services are hosted in the cloud, which means that we, as a UCaaS provider, manage it for you and administer all upgrades virtually. 

UC platforms allow employees to enjoy the benefits of remote work and make the best use of BYOD policies. UC elevates the overall satisfaction enabling users to attend meetings from any location utilizing any device, such as a personal smartphone or a tablet.

According to new research, working from home can make people happier by up to 20 percent. According to the findings, employee satisfaction would plummet if they returned to an office-only work arrangement.

Cloud-based solutions, like Unified Communications, provide a wide range of applications that enable this, as well as several tools for collaboration and productivity.

Features of UCaaS Tech Stack: Summary

Video and audio conferencing, real-time messaging, and telephony are all common elements of UCaaS. These services are advantageous to businesses searching for cost-effective or off-site solutions. UCaaS tech stack is a one-stop solution for every business communication needs. It combines all those features above and elevates communication amongst coworkers to a whole new level. 

Bicom Systems offers a one-stop-shop for all unified communications software needs. Let’s take a look at our enterprise solutions:

gloCOM (Desktop App)

gloCOM is a reliable desktop Unified Communications tool that tightly integrates with PBXware, our VoIP Telephony Platform. It is designed to elevate your business communications to a whole new level. Its main goal is to make day-to-day communication and cooperation more accessible and enjoyable.

It includes IP Phone connection, Softphone, Messaging, Conferencing, CRM access, Faxing, File transfer capability, and much more to help you collaborate effectively with your team. gloCOM’s features are nicely bundled under a single attractive desktop application interface that provides a superb user experience across all major desktop platforms.

gloCOM is available in four editions: Office, Business, Agent, and Supervisor. Each has its own set of capabilities to boost efficiency and productivity.

gloCOM Meeting

gloCOM Meeting

gloCOM Meeting (Web App)

If you are interested in video conferencing only, gloCOM can also be used as a web application module called gloCOM Meeting. It’s also convenient if you don’t have the gloCOM desktop app installed on your computer. Users can access gloCOM Meeting via a link and join existing meetings or start their own.

gloCOM Meeting allows you to meet with numerous users simultaneously while providing the following features: Video Conferencing (grid and speaker view), Audio Conferencing, Screen Sharing (particular application or entire screen sharing), Remote Control during screen sharing, and Group Chat.

gloCOM GO (Mobile App)

For those who would like to have a job in their pocket, our mobile application gloCOM GO is the right solution.

Work while on the road and minimize time wasted as much as possible. You will get the most out of your time with the gloCOM GO Unified Communications mobile app and PBXware Phone system. Using the gloCOM GO Presence panel capability coupled with PBXware, you can plan phone calls, manage your time, and define your availability (presence options are: Available, Busy, Away, Do Not disturb, Lunch Break).

Ready to Step Into the World of Unified Communications?

Start Your Free Trial Today

If you are interested in Bicom Systems’ products, our Sales team will walk you through all the bells and whistles of our unified communication solutions. Start your Free Trial today, and feel free to request a demo. Visit our website for more information on Bicom Systems and our products.

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ARCEP hits Togocom with US$3.7m fine over service outages

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Game set and match – connected strawberries

In a classic Wimbledon upset, Serena Williams has been knocked out by little know French contender Harmony Tan, but imagine an even bigger disaster. Imagine Wimbledon with no strawberries…

In a classic Wimbledon upset, Serena Williams has been knocked out by little know French contender Harmony Tan, but imagine an even bigger disaster. Imagine Wimbledon with no strawberries.

Fortunately that’s unlikely to be a concern thanks to Vodafone and IoT technology. They are working with Hugh Lowe Farms, the exclusive strawberry supplier to Wimbledon, to ensure the best quality crop of over 1.5 million strawberries all smothered with more than 10,000 litres of fresh cream.

Throughout the growing process, IoT technology has helped the growers make better decisions on how to protect against disease to give a better quality of strawberry, but probably of more interest to tennis fans is the IoT enabled tracker which locates each load on route to The All England Lawn Tennis Club and provides detailed feedback on temperature, collisions and vibrations in the packaging.

Nick Gliddon, Business Director, Vodafone UK said “We’re giving the Hugh Lowe Farms team invaluable new data-driven insights that make a real difference. This is a great example of how any industry can benefit from digital transformation.”

The only question remaining is whether the uninterrupted supply of strawberries continues as long as World No 1 Iga Swiatek’s unbeaten run as she clocked up a 36th consecutive win…

China Broadnet switches on 5G

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Gearing up to Monetise IoT Roaming

In addition, the ongoing expansion of the 5G ecosystem is further propelling IoT growth across all markets. With the total number of IoT connections worldwide expected to increase from 1.8 billion at the end of 2020 to 6.2 billion in 2030, according to an Analysys Mason report, the outlook for IoT is promising. 
Ensuring seamless roaming across networks is a crucial requirement for the IoT ecosystem to work efficiently. Kaleido Intelligence’s recent IoT Roaming: Market Strategies & Forecasts 2022 report forecasts 27% average annual growth in roaming IoT connections between 2021 and 2026, as demand skyrockets for sensing, monitoring and telemetry applications. 
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In addition, the ongoing expansion of the 5G ecosystem is further propelling IoT growth across all markets. With the total number of IoT connections worldwide expected to increase from 1.8 billion at the end of 2020 to 6.2 billion in 2030, according to an Analysys Mason report, the outlook for IoT is promising. 

Ensuring seamless roaming across networks is a crucial requirement for the IoT ecosystem to work efficiently. Kaleido Intelligence’s recent IoT Roaming: Market Strategies & Forecasts 2022 report forecasts 27% average annual growth in roaming IoT connections between 2021 and 2026, as demand skyrockets for sensing, monitoring and telemetry applications. 

A new business model to capitalize on new business opportunities

To support this expanding demand for IoT connectivity, China Mobile International (CMI) is investing heavily in strengthening its digital infrastructure. The networks upon which IoT connectivity depends have been evolving and getting more complex, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to IoT connectivity. For example, several technologies are being used for IoT, such as Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) and Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), among others. 

To address the challenges associated with IoT roaming, CMI has developed a new business model: iConnect IoT Roaming. It includes updated roaming tariffs specifically for IoT usage on different technology networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and potentially even 5G. 

The traditional wholesale roaming model is built for human users, but IoT comes with some particular roaming requirements. Typically, IoT devices might have a very low usage compared with smartphones, for example. The new business model takes this into account to better manage IoT roaming for devices.

A key issue faced by service providers is that they lack tools to identify, measure and charge for IoT usage because they do not have an effective tracking mechanism for IoT roaming. CMI addresses this with several ways to detect IoT traffic, including TADIG code, IMSI and APN. 

In the long term, CMI is working on two parallel tracks, one for IoT roaming and the other for local SIM/eSIM that should enable IoT ecosystem growth worldwide. 

CMI is promoting this new business model to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) as a more sustainable way for MNOs to monetise IoT roaming and generate a return on their investment in building the digital infrastructure. The model can also make it easier for MNOs to provide IoT connectivity to one another.

Customized and cost-effective IoT roaming solutions for various scenarios

CMI’s iConnect IoT allows it to provide cost-effective IoT roaming solutions that cater to different scenarios, including physical SIM, eSIM or IoT roaming in various networks from 3G to 4G to NB-IoT and even 5G. While the China SIM is for in-country usage, global SIM offers extensive worldwide coverage and caters to the need for deployment in different geographies. China SIM is especially geared to meet the demand from specific industries, like connected cars from the automotive sector.

A crucial advantage of CMI’s iConnect IoT roaming solution is that it can be deployed quickly. It also ensures low data usage. 

This facilitates several new use cases that will bring businesses new capabilities and operational efficiencies. For instance, it can be used for product testing in manufacturing units in China. Further, IoT roaming can be used for the trial of smart devices that detect temperature, power usage, or smoke and humidity, for example, before they are exported to other countries. 

The CMI network is an infrastructure-based IoT model suitable for Chinese companies expanding their operations internationally or for overseas enterprises starting a business in China. The service provider also offers bespoke solutions and can holistically evaluate a business and provide a customized and cost-effective IoT roaming solution that addresses its unique requirements. 

Build an open IoT ecosystem to drive innovation

CMI’s IoT Solution is built on an open and collaborative IoT ecosystem. The service provider has collaborated with 500 global operators on IoT connectivity to create an enviable global IoT network capability. 

Furthermore, it has established a win-win business model with IoT software and hardware suppliers to provide customers with best-quality solutions. 

CMI has also taken care to ensure that its comprehensive IoT solutions comply with related regulations in key markets worldwide, as well as China. By leveraging its vast and extensive digital infrastructure, huge customer base and market scale, CMI can provide cost-effective one-stop IoT solutions to global customers and unparalleled cross-border IoT capabilities.

CMI has already set new global benchmarks by building an IoT connectivity management platform. The platform advances the growth of the IoT ecosystem by addressing the key challenges faced by customers. As businesses adopt IoT use cases to accelerate digital transformation, they stand to benefit by using CMI’s IoT platform for IoT connectivity and its cost-effective Connectivity Management Platform, IoT Roaming and IoT solutions for effective management of their IoT operations. 

MTN Ghana delays 5G launch

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