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New Offerings: TPx, Avant, Broadvoice UCaaS Updates Hit Channel Partners

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TPx Communications enhanced its UCaaS platform, and Avant Communications unveiled a tool to help partners sell UCaaS.

UCaaS dominated the headlines in our last month of editorial coverage. One provider expanded its coverage internationally, while another dropped an entirely new platform. In addition, Broadvoice rolled out an SMS-focused solution.

Networking also featured heavily in November channel news. An up-and-coming network services provider enhanced its SASE capabilities with two enhanced partnerships. A global carrier made announcements regarding SD-WAN and UCaaS partnerships. And a popular distributor signed a managed WAN provider.

We also covered mobility, as Palo Alto Networks stepped up its game to account for 5G.

We’ve gathered together our most significant stories about new and updated offerings. Scroll through the images below to see the latest product updates available to the indirect technology sales channel.

Missed our previous new services roundup? You can check out the October edition.

Datapipe's Robb Allen

TCG

Telecom Consulting Group (TCG) now delivers Avaya's portfolio.

The 5,000 TCG partners can sell the entire Avaya suite, which includes UCaaS, CCaaS and CPaaS. Also, Avaya's channel team will help with pre- and post-sale support.

Read more about the partnership.
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Synnex

The distributor signed an agreement with Aryaka Networks.

Their new partnership puts the Aryaka managed SD-WAN service on the Synnex Stellr Marketplace. A Synnex executive said the Aryaka product helps channel partners that also resell Check Point and Microsoft products.

"It’s ideal for partners who want to help their customers deliver optimal business-critical application performance while reducing overall connectivity costs with integrated security and management," said Reyna Thompson, Synnex' senior vice president, product management of North America.

Check out Lynn Haber's story.
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TPx

TPx Communications enhanced its UCaaS platform with Cisco WebEx.

The TPx UCx app now includes WebExto. The UCx app combines the TPx collaboration platform with its calling platform. Cisco in October announced WebEx for BroadWorks, which is a VoIP applications platform that service providers host.

Edward Gately has the scoop.
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Palo Alto

The security provider rolled out 5G-compatible features.

Several of Palo Alto's next-gen firewalls now cooperate with 5G protocol and network interfaces. Executives say the 5G security entails a more containerized, multi-cloud approach, opposed to the perimeter-centric emphasis of 4G LTE security.

Check out our article detailing the new capabilities.
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Masergy

The software-defined networking provider continue to turn to a "best-of-breed" approach for its secure access service edge (SASE) offering.

Masergy integrated the Bitglass cloud access security broker (CASB) into its platform. Although the vendors had already been partnering around CASB, Masergy had been offering a standalone CASB offering.

Masergy also expanded its Fortinet partnership to add next-generation firewalls into each Masergy point-of-presence.

Read about the update.
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Avant

The Chicago-based master agent introduced a tool that will help partners discuss UCaaS with their customers.

The UCaaS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Assessment Tool resides on the Avant Pathfinder application. Partners can use it to demonstrate the cost-saving potential of migrating to cloud-based UCaaS.

See how the tool will impact partners.
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RingCentral

The UCaaS vendor expanded its partnership with BT to meet demand in the U.K.

BT tapped RingCentral UK's Cloud Work as its lead UCaaS and CCaaS solution. The offering combines voice, video and team messaging.

"Together with BT, we are working to help businesses transition to more digital and remote ways of working so they can maintain business continuity," RingCentral's vice president of global partner programs said.

Read the article.
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BT

The U.K. carrier also added an SD-WAN solution to its portfolio.

BT is utilizing the VMware VeloCloud product as part of a larger managed network service offering. The company is gearing the service toward multinational customers.

We wrote about this agreement in our SD-WAN Roundup.
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Granite

Granite Telecommunications added an SD-WAN vendor to its portfolio.

The company will provide managed services around 128 Technology's solution. Granite offers services for numerous SD-WAN vendors, such as VMware and Cisco.

Learn more about Granite.
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Net2Phone

The cloud communications provider expanded into a new country.

Net2Phone now serves Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. It also expanded into new Brazilian cities.

You can learn about the update in Edward Gately's UC Roundup.
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Ooma

Ooma unveiled a new conferencing and collaboration platform.

The new offering, dubbed Ooma Meetings, can run within Chrome, Safari or Edge, rather than requiring an installation. An interesting feature of the offering is the ability for users to share their screens simultaneously.

You'll also find this story in the UC Roundup.
Datapipe's Robb Allen

Broadvoice

The UCaaS provider introduced a text messaging and marketing platform.

Broadvoice Bubble helps businesses more easily contact their customers on their mobile devices. Partners can harness Bubble as an upsell activity.

Gately also covered Broadvoice in his UC column.

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