Node4 launch UCaaS

richardbFirst entirely OPEX service model for NEC’s UNIVERGE 3C.

NEC and Node4 add flexible pricing to popular UC and collaboration solution.

Node4, the data centre and communications specialist, will roll out NEC’s UNIVERGE 3C UC&C (UC and Collaboration) platform to customers as an entirely OPEX service model for the first time as part of its new Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform. The new pricing model, the latest extension in Node4’s strategic partnership with NEC, will provide customers and resellers far greater flexibility over UNIVERGE 3C UC deployments.

Node4’s new UCaaS offering is enabled by NEC’s UNIVERGE 3C, allowing customers and partners to pay for the complete UC solution on an OPEX basis – enabling far greater ability for organisations to scale up or down in line with their precise business needs. Node4’s UCaaS service also offers a package where customers can pay a fixed fee for unlimited UK national and mobile calls.

NEC will be supporting Node4 in showcasing the new service at this year’s Connected Business Expo, 4-5 March, London Olympia. The two companies will be offering live demos, real life customer experiences and a more detailed look at the UCaaS pricing structure on stand F605.

Richard Buxton, Voice Services Manager at Node4, added: “NEC is a key technology partner for Node4 and UNIVERGE 3C is a fantastic, cost-effective solution that forms the cornerstone of our communications portfolio. Providing Unified Communications as a Service to our customers and partners will provide them greater flexibility over their solution and ensure they are using the best model to suit their individual business needs.”

Jim Eagers, Marketing Manager at NEC, commented: “We have an extremely successful relationship with Node4, and its blend of expertise, customer support and best-in-class communications infrastructure makes it perfectly placed to support the continued roll out of UNIVERGE 3C in the UK.”

UCaaS from Node4 is a fully managed and hosted cloud-based communications platform that utilises NEC’s award winning UNIVERGE 3C to combine feature rich and user centric IP Telephony with a powerful collaboration tool. Deployed across Node4’s highly available N4Cloud servers, UCaaS is seamlessly integrated with the company’s carrier grade SIP trunk platform and protected by enterprise class security and monitoring.

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