SOURCE: Arkadin


June 07, 2012 11:48 ET

Arkadin Strengthens Alliance With China Unicom

Beijing Unicom to Offer Arkadin Global Conferencing Services

BEIJING--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Arkadin, a leading global collaboration service provider, and China Unicom announced today an agreement whereby Beijing Unicom will offer Arkadin's core audio and web collaboration solutions to its clients in mainland China.

The services will be renamed under Beijing Unicom's "iConf" brand. ArkadinAnytime™ audio conferencing will be named "iConf" Audio, ArkadinAnywhere™ web conferencing will be "iConf" Web and ArkadinEvent™ for large meetings will be "iConf" Event.

Olivier de Puymorin, founder and CEO of Arkadin, comments: "This is a highly strategic partnership that marks an important milestone in strengthening Arkadin's presence in Asia Pacific. Our international strategy is predicated on partnering with local telecoms who share our commitment to growth and customer service excellence. Together with Beijing Unicom we will lead the market by giving customers a truly global footprint, with a highly personalized local service experience."

Cui Pucheng, general manager of marketing, Beijing Unicom, said: "Beijing Unicom is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. The partnership with Arkadin will enhance our value proposition and help us deliver on our vision for being an integrated information services provider with a complete range of collaboration offerings."

Beijing Unicom's collaboration product offering: (

  • iConf Audio-On demand audio conferencing available 24/7 designed for frequent, regular or last-minute meetings and can be accessed worldwide.

  • iConf Web-Web conferencing and collaboration tool for reaching geographically dispersed audiences with multimedia content.

  • iConf Event-Pre-scheduled, professionally managed, operator assisted audio and web conferencing service that offers a wide range of features, including Q&A sessions, conference recordings and call transcriptions.

Nelson Wu, president of Arkadin China, comments: "The market for audio and web conferencing services in China is enormous. Pairing Arkadin's conferencing solutions and services with Beijing Unicom will result in an unrivalled collaboration offering. We look forward to having our teams work closely together to make "iconf" the preferred conferencing solution for businesses in mainland China."

About Arkadin
Founded in 2001, Arkadin is a leading Global Collaboration Service Provider offering a complete range of remote collaboration solutions from audio, web and video conferencing to Unified Communications. Arkadin enables all types and sizes of organizations to communicate and collaborate effectively using its user-friendly and cost-efficient solutions to increase business productivity. With a global network of 50 operating centres in 29 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and North America, Arkadin delivers its business solutions around the world using a Software as a Service model so enabling customers to benefit from fast, scalable deployments with a high ROI. Arkadin provides added value to its base of over 25,500 customers with dedicated, local support. To find out more about Arkadin please visit