Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AT&T The Most Valuable Telecom Brand

AT&T has been crowned as the most valuable Telecom brand in ratings given by Millward Brown’s BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2011.

With iPhone to their cart and handling one of the largest wireless networks, AT&T has become unstoppable and beating all around United States, definitely this success has the flavors of Apple iPhones and iPads in getting over the top of the mountain.

To reach the top of the cliff AT&T had jump over top companies like Microsoft, IBM, McDonalds and Coca Cola, and looking at the overall global ranking AT&T was standing at number 7 with valuing at $69.9 billion, one thing here has to be crystal clear as water is most valuable does not bring in most reliable and most satisfactory into the basket as the AT&T network struggles have been at its place over last few years.

Coming towards most valuable it only brings in money and global influence, and it is rated over company’s financial performance and taking reviews and perceptions from the public over brands.

Monday, May 9, 2011

RIM's MVS 5 to support Avaya, legacy Nortel PBXs

Research In Motion has updated its unified communications platform, Mobile Voice System, to support Avaya and legacy Nortel corporate phone systems.

Mobile Voice System (MVS) makes BlackBerry smartphones extensions of the corporate PBX, and the update lets the system connect to more types of PBX. On Tuesday, RIM said it would soon make MVS 5 with Wi-Fi calling compatible with Avaya's Aura 6.1 and CS1000 Communication Server systems.

Older PBX systems such as Avaya Communications Manager and Nortel Communication Server will also be supported. According to RIM, MVS 5 has also been "re-architected to be more extensible with third party applications and phone systems".

"By using BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Avaya Aura and Avaya CS1000, enterprises can more fully exploit investments previously made in BlackBerry solutions to benefit their IT organizations, end users and customers," Avaya developer relations and alliances chief Eric Rossman said in a statement.

Other systems that work with MVS include Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Call Manager Express and Mitel Communications Director.