Toshiba Winds Down Hosting Platform, Telecom System Division

Brian Metherell

Toshiba is shutting down its Telecommunication System Division (TSD) and associated hosting platform services. Details about Toshiba TSD’s shutdown emerged in a March 21 letter from Toshiba to dealers and partners, which was viewed by ChannelE2E.

Toshiba TSD’s demise is one piece of a much larger challenge facing the company. Indeed, Toshiba has been mulling potential U.S. bankruptcy options to deal with a botched Westinghouse business buyout.

According to a memo from Brian Metherell, VP & GM of Toshiba America Information Systems, TSD:

“As part of its continuing global restructuring, Toshiba Corporate has deemed it necessary to wind-down our Telecommunication Systems Division (TSD) business starting immediately.

“Dealers can submit orders through May 22, 2017 subject to inventory availability and purchase order acceptance.”

Toshiba Canada also will be announcing the wind-down of its telecommunications business, and TSD will no longer be selling in Mexico.

TSD vowed to support dealers in all warranty and maintenance obligations to customers.

ChannelE2E has reached out to Toshiba for additional comment.

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    Karl Heiman:

    As a result of Toshiba’s TSD shutdown, business owners will look to the cloud for communication solutions with a low CAPEX and an immunity to obsolescence. This can be a confusing process with seemingly endless options and confusing new terminology.

    As a leader in Unified Business Communications, TelePacific Communications wants your business are is ready to work with you to determine how our UCx solution to VoIP can make the transition to cloud based communications affordable and painless. Please contact me for details.

    Karl Heiman | Senior Business Consultant
    [email protected]

    Joe Panettieri:

    Karl: Our readers are channel partners. Are you prepared to help them or end customers?

      Karl Heiman:

      Hi Joe,

      We can support both end customers as well as Master / Sub agents through our channel program.

        Joe Panettieri:

        Hey Karl: Thanks for the clarification. Please feel free to send me TelePacific news when you make announcements, etc.
        Joe [at] AfterNines [dot] com

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