NTT Communications Launches Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type as New Unified Communication Service for Global Business Seamlessly integrates Office 365, other Microsoft business solutions in NTT Com cloud
TOKYO, Japan – March 30, 2015 – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT
(NYSE: NTT), announced today the launch in Japan of a unified-communication cloud service on April 13, Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type, in partnership with Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type leverages Microsoft Lync® for unified communication on the NTT Com cloud platform and via Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com¹s secure, high-quality, extra-reliable VPN. This will be the first deployment in Japan of Microsoft Lync® (Skype for Business).
1. Unified communication on secure cloud platform
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type leverages Microsoft Lync® for integrated telephone, remote conference, chat, presence and other communication services on NTT Com¹s cloud platform. The benefits include no initial investment, reduced maintenance costs for on-premise servers, control from a customer portal and flexible scalability for system resources, users and content.
2. Total provision of NTT Com networks, IP phone services and more
When provided through Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com¹s secure, reliable VPN solution, Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type can be used to centralize Arcstar IP Voice for corporate IP calls and Arcstar SIP Trunking for international calls, enabling users to utilize total communication foundations.
3. From consultation to delivery, maintenance and support
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type is a one-stop service that combines pre-deployment consultation, system design, IP phone and voice gateway hardware, and legacy system migration, as well as ongoing maintenance, operation and support.
4. Seamless integration with Microsoft business applications
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type integrates Microsoft business solutions quickly and easily. It enables users to search e-mail via Office 365 or Exchange, do presence checks, make calls, send invitations to web conferences, and more.
5. Unified global service provision
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type incorporates the global unified communication platform and operations knowhow of conference-service global expert Arkadin, which joined the NTT Com group in January 2014.
For more information about service fees, interested companies are requested to contact their nearest NTT Com sales representative for a quote.
According to Ryotaro Kotaki, a Director of Strategic Alliance Operator Business Cloud Services at Microsoft Japan, “Microsoft Japan welcomes the launch of Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type service by NTT Com. Using this cloud service for unified communication based on Microsoft Lync®, customers can achieve faster and more secure global tele-work environments. It is an ideal solution for customers who are looking to upgrade their working processes, and it indeed embodies the very kind of business enhancement that Microsoft Japan is looking to support. Microsoft Japan looks forward to working closely with NTT Communications to help customers strengthen their businesses.”
NTT Com¹s cloud-based unified communication service, Arcstar UCaaS, now renamed Arcstar UCaaS Cisco Type, available in 159 countries (169 from April 1), has been helping customers to globalize, streamline and enhance the productivity of their businesses since 2011. NTT Com is steadily broadening its Arcstar UCaaS lineup, including both Cisco Type Microsoft® Type, to help companies upgrade their business processes by adopting applications, such as Office 365, provided via NTT Com¹s cloud as well as conventional methods.
Going forward, NTT Com plans to offer Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft® Type in markets outside Japan, including North America, the EU and Asia-Pacific.
The service will be further integrated with functions for remote conferencing, Arcstar Conferencing and unified communications.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company¹s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications¹ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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