NTT, Microsoft to launch unified-communication cloud service in Japan

NTT Communications Corporation in partnership with Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd. is set to launch in Japan the Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type, a unified-communication cloud service.

To launch on April 13, the Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type leverages Microsoft Lync for unified communication on the NTT Com cloud platform and via Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s virtual private network. This will be the first deployment in Japan of Microsoft Lync (Skype for Business).

Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type leverages Microsoft Lync for integrated telephone, remote conference, chat, presence and other communication services on NTT Com’s cloud platform. The benefits include no initial investment, reduced maintenance costs for on-premise servers, control from a customer portal and flexible scalability for system resources, users and content.

When provided through 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 is a one-stop service that combines pre-deployment consultation, system design, IP phone and voice gateway hardware, and legacy system migration, as well as ongoing maintenance, operation and support.

Seamless integration with Microsoft business applications

Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type integrates Microsoft business solutions quickly and easily. It enables users to search e-mail via Office 365 or Exchange, do presence checks, make calls, send invitations to web conferences, and more.

Arcstar UCaaS Microsoft Type incorporates the global unified communication platform and operations knowhow of conference-service global expert Arkadin, which joined the NTT Com group in January 2014.