August 20, 2020
RingCentral Appoints Homayoun Razavi to Lead Global Service Provider Business Unit
BELMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, today announced the appointment of Homayoun Razavi to lead its service provider business, globally. Razavi will oversee the continued expansion of partnerships with mobile operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and managed service providers. Razavi brings over 30 years of telecom experience to RingCentral including senior leadership roles at BroadSoft, Coriant, Ditech Networks, Laurel Networks, Lucent, and MCI/Verizon.
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RingCentral partners with leading service providers such as AT&T in the U.S., BT in the U.K., and TELUS in Canada. These relationships enable service providers to quickly and easily offer their customers world class cloud-based unified communications across mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers.
“Service providers are playing a critical role in enabling businesses to transform,” said Anand Eswaran, president and chief operating officer for RingCentral. “Central to that transformation is powerful, reliable, and secure cloud-based communications services that bring together messaging, video, and phone capabilities enabling people to work from anywhere. We’re excited to have Homayoun join our team to champion that opportunity to partner with service providers, globally.”
“Service providers are focused on driving value for their business customers,” said Homayoun Razavi, senior vice president of Global Service Providers for RingCentral. “Recent events have accelerated the need for delivering advanced Unified Communications as a Service that include messaging, video, and phone capabilities to today’s remote workforce. I’m excited to join RingCentral to partner with global service providers as they continue to innovate in 5G, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and Internet of Things (IoT).”
Fazil Balkaya, industry analyst, Synergy Research commented, “RingCentral’s strategy of working closely with carriers and service providers enables them to capitalize on the global market opportunity to scale growth and demand for cloud-based communications services, while giving carriers and service providers an avenue to partner with the #1 UCaaS provider.”
Partnering with RingCentral gives service providers a turnkey cloud-based solution that is fully managed, significantly reducing the operating expenses (OPEX) and capital expenditures (CAPEX) burden. This allows service provider partners to dedicate resources toward other key strategic areas such as 5G and IoT, while expanding revenue to capture demand in the growing Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market. RingCentral also offers service providers the ability to integrate their networks via IMS and SD-WAN to deliver differentiated next generation services with better quality and faster deployment.
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RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud Message Video Phone™ (MVP), customer engagement and contact center solutions for businesses worldwide. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premise PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
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