Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Deutsche Telekom Signs Blue Jeans Network for Cloud-based Video Conferencing

Deutsche Telekom has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Blue Jeans Network to market a scalable, interoperable videoconferencing solution in Europe by the end of the year.

The Blue Jeans videoconferencing solution enables companies of all sizes to initiate multi-party videoconferences in an extremely easy way - no matter whether they want to use smart phones, tablets or full-fledged HD room systems.
Blue Jeans Network provides a bridging solution creating interoperability across providers and protocols. Each video-enabled device requires a native Blue Jeans client, like Skype.

"Excellent customer experience is decisive. We, therefore, increasingly cooperate with innovative partners that enable us to bring superior experiences to our customers. The Blue Jeans Network videoconferencing solution is cloud based and scalable. It is easy to use and complementary to our existing video offerings. I am delighted that we are entering into this strategic partnership," said Edward Kozel, Deutsche Telekom Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.

  • Earlier this week, Blue Jeans Network, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, announced $23.5 million in venture funding for its high-quality, cloud-based video communications service.

    Blue Jeans Network said its goal is to make video conferencing accessible to everyone at any time, any place and from practically any device.

    Its service will bridge together business solutions from Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize and others, with consumer solutions such as Skype and Google Talk.

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