NTT Communications has joined hands with Microsoft Japan to launch unified-communication cloud service — Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type — in Japan.
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type leverages Microsoft Lync for unified communication on the NTT Com cloud platform and via Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s secure VPN. This will be the first deployment in Japan of Microsoft Lync (Skype for Business).
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type leverages Microsoft Lync for telephone, remote conference, chat, presence and other communication services on NTT Com’s cloud platform. No initial investment, reduced maintenance costs for on-premise servers, control from a customer portal and flexible scalability for system resources, users and content are some of the benefits.
When provided via Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s VPN solution, Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type can be used to centralize Arcstar IP Voice for corporate IP calls and Arcstar SIP Trunking for international calls, enabling users to utilize total communication foundations.
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type combines pre-deployment consultation, system design, IP phone and voice gateway hardware, and legacy system migration, as well as ongoing maintenance, operation and support.
Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type integrates Microsoft business solutions quickly. It enables users to search e-mail via Office 365 or Exchange, do presence checks, make calls, send invitations to web conferences, and more.
“Using this cloud service for unified communication based on Microsoft Lync, customers can achieve faster and more secure global tele-work environments. It is an ideal solution for customers who are looking to upgrade their working processes,” said Ryotaro Kotaki, director of Strategic Alliance Operator Business Cloud Services at Microsoft Japan.
NTT Com plans to offer Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type in markets outside Japan, including North America, the EU and Asia-Pacific. The service will be further integrated with functions for remote conferencing, Arcstar Conferencing and unified communications.