T-Systems expands Telepresence reach with Tata Communications
Jul 03, 2012
- High definition, immersive video conferencing technology enables global businesses collaboration
- Agreement connects T-Systems' Cross Company Exchange Service to Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange™ Telepresence inter-exchange network
T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, extends the global reach of its Telepresence offering through an interoperability agreement with Tata Communications. T-Systems' connection to Tata Communications enables virtual face-to-face collaboration between customers on each respective network, providing customers of both organisations with open access to connect across a much broader business video ecosystem.
Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange™ Telepresence inter-exchange network is one of the broadest and widest-reaching Telepresence networks available today. This network has connectivity to all Tata Communications' private Telepresence rooms as well as the customers of service providers with whom it has inter-exchange connectivity agreements in place, and vice versa. Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange ™ Telepresence inter-exchange network also serves as a gateway to its public room Telepresence network with nearly 50 rooms across five continents.
T-Systems' Cross Company Exchange Service allows customers of the Deutsche Telekom Group to cross-connect their global Video and Telepresence Systems and have effective and immersive video meetings, reducing the reliance on business travel, that can become costly. T-Systems provides a leading-edge Corporate Video Platform with an innovative booking portal to allow seamless integration of corporate video technology into today's busy business environment.
The network connecting T-Systems and Tata Communications provides first-rate, high quality, audio and video with upload and download speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s, as well as maximum security, with full encryption of all data traffic between conference participants.
Telepresence replicates face-to-face interactions so realistically that it feels as though participants are in the same room, even though they might be thousands of miles apart. Using business video technology to replace in-person meetings makes collaboration among employees, customers, suppliers and business partners more efficient and economical, reducing travel time and costs, while also minimising carbon emissions associated with business travel.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, almost 34 million fixed-network lines and 17 million broadband lines (as of march 31, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 48,200 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant value to customers' core business all over the world. The corporate customers unit generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited).
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TCL) www.tatacommunications.com.
Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications' expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications' operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications' network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company's communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications' industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications' control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications' various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.
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