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October 22, 2012

NTT Communication Steps Toward Infrastructure-less Video Conferencing

By Tabitha Naylor
Contributing Writer

One of the world's largest collaboration service providers, Arkadin, has announced with Vidyo (News - Alert) Inc., the first company to deliver personal tele-presence, that through Vidyo's infrastructure-less Vidyo-as-a-Service program, NTT Bizlink Inc., a subsidiary of NTT Communications (News - Alert) Corporation, has become one of the first carriers to provide video conferencing services.

Without requiring expensive upfront infrastructure investments, this unique economic model delivered as a white label service by Arkadin (News - Alert) and enabled by Vidyo's disruptive software-based hosted platform gives ICT service providers such as NTT Communications Group a fast and efficient way to broaden their offerings in the video conferencing market.

"NTT Communications Group is a telecommunications visionary that recognizes the strategic importance of personal telepresence as an essential productivity tool for businesses of all sizes," said Olivier de Puymorin, Arkadin's CEO and founder.

He added that to provide NTT Communications Group with an affordable high-quality video conferencing solution for its customers, they are thrilled to partner with Vidyo.

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Ofer Shapiro (News - Alert), Vidyo's cofounder and CEO, stated that NTT Communications Group’s decision to sign on to Vidyo's infrastructure-less Vidyo-as-a-Service program, and the ease with which Arkadin is able to offer this next-generation service, are both testaments to the unique software architecture and a new affordable pricing paradigm for video conferencing.

Playing a key role in helping to expand Vidyo's international and service provider reach, Arkadin continues to be a valued partner. Arkadin is enabling more and more enterprises to experience quicker time-to-market through Vidyo's white label program and offers exceptional tele-presence-quality video conferencing that can be accessed on the widest variety of mobile devices, desktops and room systems.

By launching H.323 gateway service, NTT Bizlink, Inc. plans to combine this cloud-based video collaboration service with existing video conferencing service offerings through NTT Communications Group by December 2012.

Edited by Braden Becker


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