Verizon Leads DoD's Migration to Unified Communications(UC) using Ribbon's Application Server

Verizon Leads DoD's Migration to Unified Communications(UC) using Ribbon's Application Server Image Credit: peshkov/

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has led a major project to upgrade two of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s legacy communications systems to Unified Communications(UC).

With the completion of the upgrade, DoD can now seamlessly integrate voice, video, instant messaging, presence and conferencing into a single platform.

Using Ribbon Communication’s JITC-certified Application Server for the deployment, the department was able to replace the core of its communications infrastructure while leveraging its existing endpoints and using standards-based technology going forward. The cost and time required to integrate this option were significantly less than implementing an entirely new solution.

Because the modernization solution was integrated using existing platforms, the agency could continue to use its more than 60,000 phones, said Verizon.

Sonya Cork, VP of Sales, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
The integration and migration of the entire system was a huge task, and it speaks to the tightly coordinated efforts of Verizon and its partners Ribbon, Black Box, and Visioneering, working closely with the agency’s leadership.

Steven Bruny, EVP of Global Operations, Ribbon Communications
It is very rewarding for our team and our partners to have successfully completed a migration of this magnitude. We believe it is a reflection of our commitment to standards and innovation and are pleased that we could provide DoD a path forward without having to start over.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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