Education Featured Article
February 01, 2013
Conterra's Strategic Alliance to Benefit E-Rate Eligible Institutions
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
Conterra Broadband Services currently provides services to over 1,000 K-12 schools, colleges, government and commercial sites throughout the United States, serving over one million students, teachers and administrators.
But, with 'Hosted VoIP' becoming the standard telephony platform for E-Rate eligible institutions, Conterra jumped on to Jive Communications' cloud-based platform, which claims to deliver the most reliable hosted communication services in the industry.
The combined solution is available now to schools and libraries seeking services for E-Rate Year 16 cycle. Equipped with an enterprise-class hosted phone system tailored to suit their educational needs, these institutions will benefit from a lower total cost of ownership.
“Jive's Hosted VoIP offering is a perfect complement to our broadband wide area network (WAN) service and allows Conterra to offer a feature rich, turnkey voice solution to our clients," said Van Snowdon, executive vice president for Conterra Broadband Services.
This strategic alliance, which will combine Jive's voice and video products with Conterra's networking abilities, is expected to provide a cost-effective and high-value solution for public sector organizations throughout the U.S. and also enable access to a more comprehensive suite of connectivity solutions.
"We are very pleased to be working with Conterra. They have a proven track record of successfully serving their customers' infrastructure needs," said John Pope, CEO of Jive Communications.
Jive built and maintains its proprietary, cloud-based communications platform, and is regarded as one of the fastest growing companies in the Unified-Communications-as-a-Service industry.
Centina Systems, a provider of service assurance and service quality management solutions for communications service providers worldwide, announced the successful deployment of its NetOmnia solution for Conterra Broadband Services. NetOmnia will provide a comprehensive, end-to-end fault and performance management solution for their nationwide mobile backhaul network
Edited by Ashley Caputo
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