Inteliquent’s cloud-based service for Cisco resellers now in production

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Updated Mar 30, 2012

Inteliquent, a provider of global interconnection and interoperability solutions, announced that its cloud-based collaboration service developed to be resold by Cisco value-added resellers and system integrators is now in full production. The service is based on Cisco’s next-generation unified communications infrastructure, Hosted Collaboration Solution, and leverages Inteliquent’s experience in operating and managing IP networks.

The service is designed to enable VARs/SIs to deliver a full suite of unified communication and collaboration applications, including single number reach, integrated messaging and presence, video calling and WebEx integration. HCS provides support for single-site, multisite and hybrid premise-based implementations that allow added flexibility to business customers.

This solution enables VARs/SIs to sell a monthly subscription-based solution under their own brand. Additionally, VARs/SIs can provide customized solutions to their client base by integrating HCS with their own managed services. The Hosted Collaboration Solution can also be bundled with Inteliquent’s EtherCloud service to create a more comprehensive solution.

“We are excited about the full-scale roll out of this new hosted offer together with Cisco,” says Surendra Saboo, president and chief operating officer of Inteliquent. “Adding a cloud-based service to our product portfolio is a natural extension of our network capabilities and leverages our experience in providing highly reliable voice and data services. This is an ideal way for VARs and system integrators to be able to offer a Hosted Collaboration Solution to their customers while benefiting from a new stream of recurring revenue.”

“Cisco has a range of go-to-market strategies to meet the growing demand for cloud collaboration services, and Inteliquent’s white label offering of HCS is one model that presents a significant business opportunity for channel partners,” says Richard McLeod, senior director for Cisco’s worldwide partner collaboration sales and practice management. “As the first U.S.-based partner to bring a white-label wholesale HCS offering to market, Inteliquent will help VARs and integrators drive growth and profitability while providing end customers with a proven collaboration solution.”