To enhance webmail functionality, collaboration tools, document and calendar sharing capabilities
KeyOn Communications, a provider of wireless broadband, satellite video and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services in the US, said that it is adding Google Apps Partner Edition to its wireless broadband subscribers.
The company said, by offering Google Apps to its subscribers, it will be able to provide direct access to Google’s email and communications tools, such as Gmail which includes anti-spam and anti-virus protection, Google Docs collaboration tools, Google Calendar shared calendaring functionality, and Google Talk instant messaging that includes voice and video chat.
KeyOn subscribers can access their email, powered by Google, from any computer connected to the internet. In addition, Google Apps is also available for iPhone and Blackberry devices giving customers increased mobility and productivity, the company said.
Rory Erchul, vice president, marketing of KeyOn, said: “With the expected growth in our customer base through acquisitions and the proposed network expansion through our applications under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we believe that Google Apps will deliver a better experience due to improved webmail functionality and features, productivity and collaboration tools, and document and calendar sharing capabilities.
KeyOn said that it will coordinate with IKANO Communications, in the migration process to Google Apps Partner Edition which is expected to be completed in under 60 days.
George Naspo, CEO of IKANO, said: IKANO is committed to bringing the latest communications services to rural markets. Our relationship with KeyOn and Google is an important milestone in the transformation of wireless service providers to deliver cloud based tools for businesses and consumers.