Nemertes: Video Meeting and UC Vendors Respond to Coronavirus

At this point just about every UC and meeting vendor has announced an initiative to expand capacity and access to free services to support rapidly growing #workfromhome #telework in response to #coronavirus.

Here is a running list, please drop me a line at irwin.lazar@nemertes.com if I missed anyone

  • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) offering free Rainbow Enterprise licenses until June 30
  • Avaya offers Spaces free for education
  • AWS provides free access to Chime Pro until June 30
  • Bluejeans expanding capacity and offering free use to first responders and NGOs for at least 90 days
  • CaféX Challo free until July 1, 2020
  • CallTower offers 90 days free for Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, CT Cloud Voice, Cisco HCS, WebexTeams, WebexMeetings, and CT Cloud Meeting Powered by Zoom, plus 90 days after activation to change user counts, and free cancellation within 90 days
  • Cisco offering expanded free Webex
  • CounterPath extends Virtual Meeting Room capabilities use of Bria Solo, Bria Solo Free, and Bria Teams until the end of June
  • Deltapath offers free health care organization use of its Acute healthcare voice, video, PTT, and messaging app
  • Dialpad offering Dialpad Pro and UberConference Business free for a limited time
  • FreeConference, by Iotum, offers free audio, video, and web meetings
  • 8×8 expands global reach of free video meetings
  • Google offering free Meet video conferencing service with 24 hour meeting limit until 30 September
  • Lifesize offers free unlimited six month licenses for its video collaboration platform
  • LogMeIn offering “Remote Work Kits” providing free use of its products, including GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar for 3 months (as well as remote support and remote access offerings)
  • Microsoft offering six months of free E1 Office 365 licenses allowing access to Teams and Teams Meetings
  • Pexip ensuring adequate capacity
  • PGi offers free video collaboration for up to 120 participants
  • Ribbon offers Smart Office Collaboration Room for free until June 30
  • RingCentral offers 3 months of free RingCentral Office for non-profit, education and healthcare organizations
  • StarLeaf offers free video collaboration services
  • Vidyo offering free temporary licenses for its video conferencing platform
  • Vonage release tools to support work-at-home and SMS updates and offers free video conferencing through the end of 2020
  • Workplace by Facebook is free for government and emergency services organizations
  • Zoom removing time limits for basic accounts in certain countries and providing resources for educators

Am I missing any?

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