Expansion of longtime partnership with Cisco
enables enterprises to move to the cloud while leveraging their
existing investments in Cisco workflows, integrations and
VEGAS, June 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- At CiscoLive!
US today, Bandwidth Inc. (NASDAQ: BAND), a leading global
enterprise cloud communications company, announced the
expansion of its longtime partnership with Cisco to enable global
enterprise cloud migration via Cloud Connect for Webex by Cisco's
cloud-based phone system, Webex Calling, powered by Bandwidth's
award-winning MaestroTM platform. Cisco customers can
now bring their own carrier (BYOC) for Webex Calling with
Bandwidth's owned-and-operated Tier 1 network.
With over 10 million users, Webex Calling represents a large
opportunity for Bandwidth Maestro to provide cloud connectivity at
any stage of the enterprise's cloud migration journey, whether
currently on-premises, hybrid or pure cloud. Close to a third of
all enterprises (30.5 percent) with on-premises unified
communications (UC) solutions use Cisco technologies such as
Broadsoft and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), while
more than a third of enterprises (36.7%) with private hosted
solutions use Cisco, based on data from research firm
Metrigy.1 Communications resellers also make up a
significant customer set that use Bandwidth as a Certified Calling
Provider for Webex Calling.
"We are excited to expand our longtime partnership with Cisco to
now help their enterprise on-prem customers move to the cloud with
Cloud Connect for Webex Calling, powered by Maestro," said
Sandy Preizler, Bandwidth's Chief
Revenue Officer. "It's a story that also resonates with our channel
partners and the ecosystem as we help chief information officers
tap into a rich set of cloud capabilities to improve CX and reduce
costs, while continuing to leverage their existing investments in
Cisco workflows, integrations and devices."
"We're excited that Bandwidth is joining the Cloud Connect for
Webex Calling program," said Amey
Parandekar, Sr. Director of Product Management at Webex.
"Bandwidth provides Cisco premises customers with a flexible option
to move to Webex Calling with PSTN delivered through the cloud on
Bandwidth's Maestro platform and Tier 1 network."
As Webex supports enterprises in modernizing their
communications, whether migrating from on-premises technologies or
even moving between cloud platforms, Bandwidth is a trusted partner
to de-risk and simplify the migration process. Cloud Connect for
Webex Calling is pre-integrated with Bandwidth's Maestro
next-generation enterprise communications platform, announced in
March, which bridges best-in-class UCaaS, CCaaS and AI platforms to
enable seamless cloud communications delivery.
Enterprises can leverage a Tier-1 Certified Calling Provider
while eliminating the need to deploy an on-premises local gateway
for PSTN connectivity, for example a Cisco voice gateway or CUBE.
This further drives business value from a cloud migration by
enabling faster deployment, reduced complexity, and lower overall
costs. Bandwidth enables customers to manage phone numbers in Webex
Control Hub to create a consolidated management experience for an
enterprise's Webex Calling users.
Bandwidth Maestro's integration with Cloud Connect for Webex
Calling is available now for global enterprises with U.S. and
Canada coverage, with global
coverage available soon. Learn more here.
(1) Metrigy, Workplace Collaboration 2023-24 Global Research
Study, Feb. 2023.
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cloud-based collaboration solutions which includes video meetings,
calling, messaging, events, polling, asynchronous video and
customer experience solutions like contact center and purpose-built
collaboration devices. Webex's focus on delivering inclusive
collaboration experiences fuels our innovation, which leverages AI
and Machine Learning, to remove the barriers of geography,
language, personality and familiarity with technology. Its
solutions are underpinned with security and privacy by design.
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About Bandwidth Inc.
Bandwidth (NASDAQ: BAND) is a
global cloud communications software company that helps enterprises
deliver exceptional experiences through voice calling, text
messaging and emergency services. Our solutions and our
Communications Cloud, covering 60+ countries and over 90 percent of
global GDP, are trusted by all the leaders in unified
communications and cloud contact centers–including Amazon Web
Services (AWS), Cisco, Google, Microsoft, RingCentral, Zoom,
Genesys and Five9–as well as Global 2000 enterprises and SaaS
builders like Docusign, Uber and Yosi Health. As a founder of the
cloud communications revolution, we are the first and only global
Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) to offer a unique
combination of composable APIs, owner-operated network and broad
regulatory experience. Our award-winning support teams help
businesses around the world solve complex communications challenges
to reach anyone, anywhere. For more information, visit
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