Ooma vs Vonage
Last updated: November 22, 2021
VoIP phone service and communication solution customizable for any size business.
Vonage provides communications APIs, unified communication solutions, contact centers, conversational commerce platform.
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2021. Ericsson to acquire cloud communications company Vonage for $6.2B
Ericsson, an international networking company, decided it needed a dose of modernization and acquired cloud communications company Vonage in a $6.2 billion deal. With Vonage, Ericsson is getting a more modern approach to communications that includes a cloud contact center, communications APIs (like Twilio’s) and a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) solution. The company believes that it can build on its 4G and 5G networking technology by taking advantage of the key pieces of the Vonage family. Specifically, Ericsson is focused on Vonage’s communications APIs, which it believes will enable it to tap into a network of developers across the world building applications based on 4G and 5G technology.
2018. Vonage acquired cloud-based contact center startup NewVoiceMedia
Cloud-based unified communications provider Vonage acquired NewVoiceMedia, a UK startup that builds cloud-based contact center solutions, for $350 million in cash. On the other hand, the deal will help Vonage increase the services it provides, and thus the margins it makes, in a wider suite of value-added IP services — which today include office phone systems, marketing automation and an existing call center solution, as well as MPLS and other IP services. Specifically, it gives it the platform to integrate also more deeply with other software providers like Salesforce, an important part of how Vonage sells its services to would be customers. Vonage claims NewVoiceMedia is the largest privately-owned, pure-play, cloud contact center company globally, with some 700 customers mostly in the mid- to large-enterprise range, including Adobe, Siemens, Time Inc., FundingCircle, and Rapid7.
2004. Vonage cuts Net phoning prices
Internet phone service provider Vonage is the latest among a slew of leading Net telephony companies to cut prices in a battle for customers. Vonage, which is among the largest and most recognized providers of a technology known as voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), on Monday slashed the price of monthly unlimited North American dialing from $35 to $30. The carrier's new monthly price puts its subscription rate on par with what's become the industry standard cost for Net phone call plans, made cheaper because they use the unregulated Net rather than the phone companies' highly regulated and taxed networks. Vonage's price cuts are likely to force smaller players into further dropping prices on calls to differentiate themselves. But Holder said Vonage won't likely change prices again, until it has the 450,000 subscribers it expects to reach sometime in the fall of 2005.