Philadelphia is increasingly becoming a hub for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Alteva (News - Alert), a company delivering cloud-based unified communications (UC) solutions, is seeing this city as a smart choice for investment and expansion.
The company announced the opening of its first Innovation Center in Philadelphia.
As indicated, this first-ever Innovation Center of Alteva features several Experience Zones for customers to experience Alteva's cloud UC solutions. Designed to help customers and partners understand the technology that is rapidly becoming the standard for business communications, the Innovation Center is a hands-on, interactive channel for the business community to see and touch the cloud and to learn how UC delivered from the cloud can enhance business productivity while driving down the cost of ownership.
In August 2011, Alteva was acquired by Warwick Valley Telephone Company, referred to as WVT Communications Group. One year after the acquisition, Alteva is poised for continued growth, helping corporations run more efficiently every day with high-quality business communications solutions.
Alteva's Innovation Center in Philadelphia is the prototype for other centers. The firm plans to open and expand to different markets across the country.
"The grand opening of our Innovation Center and new national headquarters in Philadelphia signifies a pivotal moment in our company's history as leading pioneers in cloud communications," David Cuthbert (News - Alert), president and chief operations officer at WVT Communications Group, said in a statement.
At this new Innovation Center, partners and potential clients can come in and experience hosted VoIP, instant messaging, presence, collaboration, call center, conferencing solutions and more.
"Although we have customers across the country and internationally, we are proud to open our flagship Innovation Center in Philadelphia," Cuthbert added.
The opening of the new Innovation Center and new headquarters office coincides with a momentous year for Alteva, the ninth-largest hosted IP telephony and UC provider, according to Frost and Sullivan.
Alteva's new national headquarters nearly triples the Company's office space in Philadelphia. Alteva will maintain its office space in the historic Bourse Building, where it has been based for several years at 111 S. Independence Mall East in Philadelphia.
In other news, Alteva was selected to provide portable HD telecommunications solutions to ABC News at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
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Edited by Braden Becker