Monday, June 14, 2010

Tata and BT Interlink Telepresence Exchanges

Tata Communications and BT agreed to interlink their Telepresence services, allowing customers on either of their existing video exchanges to establish conferences with customers on the other's video exchange. The collaboration will provide each organization with open access to a much broader network of businesses.

Both Tata Communications' and BT's video exchanges are based on Cisco's immersive video collaboration technology.

Cisco said this represents a major step towards open, ubiquitous connectivity between Telepresence endpoints, regardless of their parent network.

Jeff Prestel, General Manager, BT Conferencing, Americas, says, "BT's agreement with Tata Communications is strategic and paves the way for the video industry to expand and truly deliver a highway of video connectivity to end users.

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