For over a decade, Broadband Communities Magazine has recognized organizations that lead the way in "building a fiber-connected world" in its Top 100 Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) list. Alianza is one of those companies and we are honored as to be named one of the FTTH leaders and innovators for 2017 for our Cloud Voice Platform that powers VoIP phone services for broadband ISPs.
Last week at the UTC Telecom and Technology annual show Alianza was recognized with the UTC Impact Award for services. The Utilities Technology Council (UTC), a trade association for power utilities, awards this annually to a UTC Associate Member that is “making a great impact on the utilities industry through an innovative and proven solution.”
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Start-ups always have the zeal and faith that what they are doing is right, helpful and transformative. It's nice when that vision gets validated from analysts and press, especially critical, show-me-the-proof ones. I'm very pleased that Alianza has received that recognition from Light Reading.
Next week Alianza will be exhibiting at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Throughout the year Alianza has been investing in the cable market to help MSOs with their next generation voice initiatives. Throughout our history we have helped ISPs deliver voice (such as Clearwire and ViaSat) and now many traditional providers of VoIP are turning to cloud given the challenging consumer voice dynamics, aging networks and the need to be extremely agile in delivering new features and SMB voice solutions.
At the CableLabs Summer Conference Alianza is demonstrating the simplicity of managing voice with a cloud voice platform. While the economics and business model of cloud services are well understood, Alianza is demonstrating the ease of operations that cloud voice platforms enable. Cloud voice platforms provide real-time visibility and control that simplifies service definition, order entry, provisioning, and customer care functions.
Last week we announced that Vyve Broadband selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform to power its next generation cable voice services. Vyve is a Top 25 MSO in the US (formerly known as BCI Broadband) and has established rapidly itself through acquisitions of systems from Allegiance Communications and Mediastream. Vyve aims to deliver a compelling bundle of services combined with excellent customer experience to largely underserved markets.
On Tuesday at the CommTech East in Ontario we announced that Alianza has officially headed north. Our Cloud Voice Platform is now available to help service providers throughout Canada. We’ve done it for five years in the United States and we are taking that experience and solution to help cable companies, ISPs, telcos and resellers.
Yesterday marked the 138th anniversary of the first phone call. “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you." These were the first words spoken on the world's first telephone call on March 10, 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell here in my home town of Boston. The technology that made that call possible has been made obsolete long ago. So is the technology that made telephony possible throughout most of the 20th century. So, too, is the case for early generation VoIP gear that was deployed in the last decade. The pace of obsolescence has accelerated.
This month Alianza turned 5 years old. As I mentioned in my first post Voice Business Transformation: Why I Founded Alianza, our team has set out to use the cloud to deliver what service providers have been asking for: a clear business model, not just cool technology.
This is a nice way to start the new year: Carrier Cloud Voice, Alianza's joint VoIP solution with Level 3 wins a 2014 Product of the Year award from Internet Telephony.