In today’s competitive world, the more a company has to offer, the better of it’ll be. Take SkySwitch for example. The U.S.-based, next-generation communications platform provider delivers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and back office support to resellers. This enables SkySwitch’s resellers—communication, telecom, IT service providers—to offer a branded, cloud-based, unified communications and collaboration service (UCCaaS) to their subscribers without forcing them to invest in or manage the platform from which the service is offered.
Additionally, the SkySwitch platform includes the infrastructure to deliver voice, video, text and fax communications, along will operational and business support systems. Some of these systems include billing, carrier services, DID porting services, and regulatory compliance—and they all occur with the main goal of helping the reseller experience rapid growth and profitability.
Now, that’s a lot to take in. SkySwitch has an immense number of offerings, which has made it a strong competitor in the field. However, the company is always looking to improve. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the company announced yesterday the certification of Grandstream’s award-winning GXP2100 series line of IP phones with SkySwitch’s Web Centrex platform. This certification means that SkySwitch resellers can deploy Grandstream’s GXP2100 series of Enterprise IP phones with the assurance of compatibility with all major features of the SkySwitch platform.
This pairing was a strategic move for both companies. Grandstream Networks (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of SIP unified communication solutions, works to help businesses become more productive. One of the best parts of these solutions is that they lower communication costs, increase security protection and enhance productivity. Grandstream’s GXP2100 series of Enterprise IP phones, which is now interoperable with SkySwitch, offers a variety of features such as HD audio support, Gigabit speeds, full color-screen operating systems, various BLF/speed dial/extension module options, and built-in Bluetooth and POE.
By making the GXP2100 series of Enterprise IP phones interoperable with SkySwitch, Grandstream is benefiting because it is gaining a larger user base. Meanwhile, SkySwitch can add yet another offering to its already long list of capabilities. By coming together, both companies are making themselves more competitive in the market—and I’m sure the resellers are going to be thrilled as well.
They’re excited about this move, with David Li (News - Alert), CEO of Grandstream, saying “We are excited to partner with SkySwitch and offer interoperability with their award-winning platform to Grandstream and SkySwitch resellers alike.” He continued, “SkySwitch offers a truly one-of-a-kind white label service platform that is used by a wide variety of telecom, communication and IT service providers throughout the world. The high-quality, reliability and innovation that Grandstream IP phones offer will allow these providers and their resellers to guarantee their customers experience the full breadth of SkySwitch service offerings.”
SkySwitch agreed with that sentiment: “Grandstream is truly a pioneer in the SIP world and has built an enviable reputation for building innovative products that combine features and value,” said SkySwitch President, Eric Hernaez (News - Alert). “We are very pleased to welcome Grandstream to the SkySwitch ecosystem as we work together to support the success of SkySwitch resellers worldwide.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle