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Edgewater Powers New Everest Edge Orchestration

October 02, 2017

Everest Communications Group will employ Edgewater Networks Inc. technology to power its network edge orchestration services, which it will deliver to IT service providers, systems integrators, and resellers.

The cloud-based, hosted service from Everest Communications Group will be based on Edgewater’s new EdgeMarc 2900 solutions. That will expand the portfolio already delivered by Everest Communications Group, a company in New York City’s financial district that also provides VoIP services to enterprises, resellers, and service providers.

 “Network Edge Orchestration has enabled Everest Communications Group the ability to develop an offering that provides small and medium sized enterprises with a fully integrated service delivery platform,” said Christopher Ready, vice president of professional services for Everest Communications Group. “In essence, service providers and the enterprise are taking back control of the demarcation while ensuring voice quality of service.”

Edgewater Networks made the first of its EdgeMarc 2900 solutions available in June. The first born of the family of the EdgeMarc 2900e, which features dual Ethernet and optical connections. Supporting WAN connections of up to 1 gigabit per second, this product is appropriate for small and medium business and mid-market applications with up to 300 concurrent calls. The vendor also offers this platform via its Cloud2Edge Complete SaaS solution.

The company plans to add to the EdgeMarc 2900 product family in the future with the introduction of the EdgeMarc 2900a and the EdgeMarc 2900POE. The former will include inbound and outbound analog line support for PSTN failover, fax, and overhead paging. The 2900POE will have managed POE ports, providing a complete solution for small offices.

According to new research from Edgewater Networks, there’s a $26 billion opportunity for managed service providers, other service providers, and value-added resellers to sell to small and medium businesses. The company last month went to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Milan, and Paris as part of its UC Market Insights Roadshow, during which it educated resellers and service providers on opportunities for selling UC services to the SME market.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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