From the SIP Trunking Experts

November 05, 2010

Smoothstone IP Communications Forays into European Markets

By Rahul Arora SIP Trunking Report Contributor

According to a recent press release, Smoothstone IP Communications expanded its services to European markets. A leading provider of cloud-based enterprise unified communications applications and services, Smoothstone expects now to sell its cloud-based enterprise communications applications and services in key European markets, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland.

The organizations in these countries already have complete access to Smoothstone's application-aware managed MPLS network services, along with its innovative portfolio of cloud-based PBX, contact center, IP Centrex and SIP Trunking solutions.

"We are answering the call from our customers, expanding international reach to deliver a full portfolio of services in European markets," said Jeff Wellemeyer, president and chairman of Smoothstone, in a statement. "This announcement represents the first step in an aggressive roll-out plan that will provide Smoothstone applications and services across Europe by the end of 2010."

Smoothstone plans to expand its cloud-based applications platform into several European data centers. That will result in increased transatlantic network capacity and the ability for local number porting, call origination and termination in European countries.

Many organizations, which require a consistent set of communication and collaboration tools across a distributed and mobile workforce, will now benefit from Smoothstone's cloud-based application and services, which drive increased productivity while driving down the costs and complexity of deploying and managing enterprise-wide, next-generation IP services.

"Smoothstone has maintained a consistent focus on serving the needs of the distributed enterprise," said Amy Lind, an analyst with IDC, in a press release. "Expanding its service coverage to European markets is a significant and strategic next step for Smoothstone. By delivering services outside the United States, Smoothstone is able to provide services to customers that prefer to have a single provider for all their communications needs."

The customers in United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland can now immediately avail the services.   

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard