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Arkadin Is Double Winner in 'Best in Biz EMEA Awards' for Fastest Growth and Company of the Year

PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Collaboration and Unified Communications services, announced today it has won a silver award for 'Fastest Growing Company of the Year' and a bronze award for 'Company of the Year' in the Best in Biz Awards 2014 EMEA. The awards competition is the only independent business awards program in Europe, Middle East and Africa judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Arkadin's strong growth and strategy for continued momentum factored in the judges' decision. Highlights include:

  • Unified Communications technologies: Market-leading cloud-based UC solutions from Microsoft and Cisco Jabber were introduced and integrated with Arkadin's premium audio conferencing for scalable deployments and a high ROI for customers.
  • Innovative White Label Partnerships: Alliances with leading Telecoms, such as Orange Business Services, expanded Arkadin's global footprint, while enabling businesses to benefit from fast, easy collaboration services that increase workplace productivity and efficiency.
  • Video-as-a-Service offerings: ArkadinVideo powered by Vidyo achieved strong annual growth at 95%, far higher than industry averages for video conferencing services.
  • International expansion: Seven new countries were added in Asia, Europe and Latin America since 2012, with Colombia and Chile targeted for expansion in 2014.

"We're thrilled to be recognized for our strong performance, especially when judged among many highly regarded organizations," says Christophe Reyes, Arkadin's Managing Director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Our growth will be sustained by equipping our customers with the highest quality collaboration and UC services, paired with exceptional customer service at the local level."

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 EMEA were determined by scores from a panel of 16 high-caliber judges from top-tier newspapers, business, finance and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets from 10 countries, including ARD (Germany), Banking & Finance Magazine (Belgium and Netherlands), BBC Radio Leeds (UK), Branders (Switzerland), Guardian (UK), HTmobile (Israel), IAA Magazine (UAE), Irish Independent (Ireland), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Khaleej Times (UAE), Micro Mart (UK), PC Format (UK), Tbreak Media (UAE), The Engaging Brand (UK) and Xbox Plus (Brazil).

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014 EMEA, visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com/emea-2014-winners.

About Arkadin
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 integrated audio, web and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. The company's global network of 53 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local support teams to service its 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive Collaboration and Unified Communications services for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information: www.arkadin.com

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate annual programs: the U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2014 International are currently being accepted from all companies worldwide until the final deadline on May 16, 2014. For more information about the International program, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.

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