Altice announced that it will import the hosted voice technology it developed in Europe for its business services operations in the U.S.
Developed by the Altice Labs R&D center, the Advanced Business Communications Hosted Voice platform will be sold to small and medium-sized Altice USA business clients. The cloud-based solution includes integration of iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as a full range of equipment—IP phones, cable modem, router and switches, and backup power.
“Our rollout of Altice Business Hosted Voice marks the U.S. introduction of Altice’s proprietary hosted voice platform, which underscores our commitment to introducing robust offerings for our U.S. customers,” said Hakim Boubazine, co-president and COO of Altice USA, in a statement.
“By providing this critical communications service on our dedicated platform, we are best positioned to stay on the forefront of the fast-evolving needs of our customers, debuting new features as business demands change, and giving businesses freedom in how they communicate with clients and customers,” Boubazine added.
A month ago, Altice USA announced the consolidation of its acquired business services divisions into one unit called Altice Business.
The new group will include the assets of the erstwhile Cablevision’s Lightpath and Optimum Business units, as well as Suddenlink Business. It will serve more than 375,000 business across 21 states.
Altice said the newly consolidated group will span its focus across small, mid-sized, enterprise, carrier and international businesses. The unit will be placed under the watch of Kevin Stephens, executive VP of Alice Business. Altice said the leadership team will include top executives from Lightpath, Optimum Business and Suddenlink Business.