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Arkadin Has Strong Growth in Asia Fueled by Demand for Collaboration-as-a-Service Technologies

June 13, 2013 | Telepresence Options


CEO Opens New Asia Office in Hong Kong

HONG KONG--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing�collaboration services�providers, announced that its Asia Pacific region delivered 26% y-o-y growth. The performance is being driven by surging demand throughout Asia for its cloud-based collaboration solutions, including�audio,�web�and�video conferencing�and�unified communications(UC) technologies.�Delivered as a service, the technologies improve communications efficiency and productivity by enabling instant sharing and collaboration among workers regardless of geographic borders.�To capitalize on the trajectory in the Asia Pacific region, a new and significantly larger corporate office has opened in Hong Kong.

At a reception to celebrate the opening, CEO and founder Olivier de Puymorin, who is now based in Hong Kong, said Arkadin has an unbeatable value proposition for continuing the momentum: "We have the most advanced cloud-based collaboration technologies on the market, strategic partnerships with leading Telecoms and an unrivaled local service offering.�It's a winning combination for our customers.�I'm thrilled to be close to them and our Telecom partners in Asia to help ensure we continue to outperform over the long term."

Asian Telecom Partnerships Expand Market Potential�
Central to Arkadin's strategy in Asia is partnerships with Tier-1 Telecom service providers for lucrative white label offerings. Telecoms enhance their portfolios with Arkadin's collaboration solutions which are customized to meet their technical and branding requirements. Arkadin's customer and professional services teams ensure fast scalable deployments and ongoing customer care. "We're proud to partner with many of the largest and most visionary Telecom operators in Asia," continued Mr. de Puymorin. "Together we have a tremendous opportunity to enlarge our market share, especially in the developing markets, as businesses increasingly view collaboration technologies as essential productivity tools."�

New Video and UC Technologies Planned for Asia
According to Serge Genetet, Arkadin's EVP, Managing Director APAC, the company is augmenting its core audio and web collaboration offerings in Asia to include more options in video conferencing and UC solutions: "Our�ArkadinVideo�powered by Vidyo solution is performing well in our largest markets as businesses see the benefits of cloud-based video conferencing for simple, high quality and cost efficient deployments.�We'll expand our video conferencing offer into more Asian markets later this year and add a managed services component for a more complete video ecosystem. We also plan more options in market-leading UC technologies which will be a key focus of our long-range product strategy."

About Arkadin
Founded in 2001,�Arkadin�is one of the largest and fastest growing collaboration service providers in the world.�With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI.�Its global network of 51 operating centers in 31 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service its 37,000 customers.

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