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February 05, 2013

Tata Communications Adds AT&T to its Global Telepresence Network

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Collaboration solutions from Tata Communications (News - Alert), such as Global Meeting Exchange, allow users to arrange video conference calls very easily. The company provides flexible configurations at reduced costs to make video conferencing affordable and simple.

Tata Communications is now looking to expand the footprints of its Global Meeting Exchange network, and partnered with AT&T to reach new markets.

According to Tata Communications, Global Meeting Exchange network already has a wide reach, and this new agreement will take that reach to unprecedented levels.

The company reportedly aims to “create the world’s richest, connected and open video ecosystem,” and its partnership with AT&T (News - Alert) is a decisive step in that direction.

Tata provides various types of video calling services such as business-to-business video services under the umbrella of Global Meeting Alliance, which provides an longer worldwide reach at reduced costs to users.

Global Meeting Alliance fosters inter-company business video meetings, allowing colleagues to communicate visually from multiple branches worldwide.

“To help the telecoms industry meet the requirements of enterprises as the growth of business video continues, there needs to be collaboration and openness amongst service providers,” said Peter Quinlan, vice president, Integrated Business Video Services, Tata Communications. “The creation of an open ecosystem in which service providers align and interconnect their respective business video communities will allow enterprise customers to receive not only the best service possible, but it will also give them unprecedented reach to other Telepresence (News - Alert) rooms around the world.”

Recently, the company introduced 100 gigabits per second-enabled services on its network, spanning New York to London.

Edited by Braden Becker

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