“The Future of the Phone” – A Look at New Horizons in Communications
Blueface, Ireland’s leading internet telephony provider today brought together global and local speakers and industry experts to discuss the future of the phone and new horizons in communications, at a conference which took place at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.
The event commenced with an opening address from Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte TD and was attended by Industry Professionals, Business People, IT service providers and telecoms experts.
The conference focused on the major trends in the communications industry and undertook a futuristic examination of how communications, telecoms and telephony services will fundamentally change over the next decade. Speakers at this morning’s event included, among others, senior executives from Panasonic Global, Ericsson Europe, H3G Ireland, Blueface, Satellite Broadband Ireland, Emutex and the Telecoms Institute at Trinity College.
Alan Foy, CEO, Blueface, commented:
“With the advent of social networking, ubiquitous devices and internet connectivity, we see the consumer market driving more innovation into the business market. Small businesses can now take advantage of these great new services, including IP telephony, to drive business forward and affordable prices. Blueface is committed to the SME market and delivers a tailored, big business communications services at a small business price.”
During the conference there was a series of relevant, thought provoking, keynote addresses from leaders of Irish companies and MNC’s in communications, software and internet businesses. Themes discussed included, communications as a service (CaaS), IP telephony, mobile convergence, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), technology including application development and the rise of the smartphone.
Blueface offers targeted solutions for small to medium sized business customers and earlier this year developed an innovative new app, which gives iPhone users a ‘virtual landline number’ that can save users up to 90% on calls.
Another innovative offering for SMEs is the hosted pbx solution. Blueface also teamed up with Panasonic to produce an affordable SME offering, a scalable plug and play product, which can efficiently cater for a wide variety of business sizes, from a 1-2 person business right to up to a 6-8 person organisation.
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