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Huawei unveils new communication platform

Nov 04, 2013

Dubai, September 25, 2013 | Trade Arabia

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, demonstrated its latest unified communications solution during a live exhibition at the company’s Executive Briefing Center in Dubai.

Huawei’s second-generation eSpace UC2.0 solution offers organisations a single platform through which their employees can stay connected on almost any mobile device through high-quality voice over IP (VoIP), collaborative conferencing, remote training, and other office applications.

By allowing users to experience seamless communication while on the move, companies can realize significant cost savings from reduced IT power consumption, space and hardware requirements, as well as increased employee efficiency.

"Today unified communication technologies are already starting to be deployed in the region by organizations of all sizes and across industry verticals. However, taking advantage of the full benefits that unified communication tools offer have still yet to be realized,” said Dong Wu, vice president of Huawei Enterprise Middle East.

“Through the application of the new converged Huawei eSpace client that brings four unique features onto a single platform, we look forward to helping local businesses reduce their office costs, streamline communication processes, and empower their employees whether in the office or on-the-go.”

Leading market intelligence and advisory firm IDC estimates that the combined unified communications and collaboration market for Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE was worth $234.9 million in 2012 and is anticipated to grow to $406.8 million in 2017 at a CAGR of 11.6 per cent.

According to IDC's last survey of medium-sized to large businesses in the Middle East, over 48 per cent of companies currently use UC solutions and a further 32 per cent plan to acquire this technology within the next year.

A unique feature in Huawei’s latest eSpace UC2.0 solution is that its modern UC platforms enable the use of video to communicate with one another via mobile devices.

"Organisations are always trying to make sure they attract and retain the best talent,” said Dong Wu.

“To do that, companies need to be able to provide the tools that enable their employees to be productive wherever they are. If a company doesn’t offer this, it is very likely that their most valued employee will want to work somewhere else.

“This is why is it important for ICT vendors like Huawei to build out a platform that enable such activities to take place. We look forward to exploring how Huawei eSpace can add further value to organizations in the region with the support of our local partners who are key to supporting such technologies,” he added.

Huawei’s eSpace UC2.0 solution offers an impressive service portfolio based on an open exchange platform that ensures a consistent user experience across an end-user’s organisation.

Huawei not only has a strong track record of technology innovation, but also understands how organizations can integrate unified communication solutions with existing platforms so that businesses are able to protect their capital investments.

As part of its regional unveiling, the eSpace system will offer a series of products covering the needs of both SMEs all the way up to large-enterprises that support hundreds of thousands of employees. For SMEs in particular, the eSpace U2980 gateway now provides an all-in-one communications service that can significantly reduce system development costs, provide quick service deployment, and simplify system operation for those without extensive IT support.

The eSpace UC2.0 system also seamlessly integrates with office systems such as office automation (OA), Outlook, customer relationship management (CRM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) networks.

Huawei's new eSpace solution fully complies with an impressive array of video formats, from QCIF to 720p, with the video system also integrating with Huawei's cutting-edge telepresence system—allowing users to enjoy HD video communication. – TradeArabia News Service