Philippines Gets TelePresence

Collaboration among Cisco, the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Co. (PLDT), and Tata Communications

April 3, 2009

1 Min Read

MANILA -- A collaboration between Cisco, the Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications Co. (PLDT) and Tata Communications will result in the first public TelePresence service in the Philippines, enabling more organizations in the country to take advantage of this next generation video-based communications technology.

To be operated by PLDT, the Public TelePresence Studio will connect to Tata Communications’ growing global network of public TelePresence rooms, which currently includes Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon in India; Boston in the U.S.; and London in the U.K. PLDT’s Public Studio Telepresence will also be able to connect to Cisco’s Public TelePresence Suite in Santa Clara, California in the U.S. PLDT will also offer Private Managed TelePresence services for organizations that want to have their own private TelePresence rooms.

"PLDT has often led the way in innovative, next-generation services and being the first-ever Philippine service provider to offer Telepresence is a testament to that," said Eric R. Alberto, Senior Vice President and Customer Sales and Marketing Group Head, PLDT.The Cisco-PLDT relationship will allow more local companies to use TelePresence through PLDT’s Private Managed TelePresence Services.

"We are very excited with this collaboration with PLDT and Tata as it makes Cisco TelePresence more accessible to Filipinos. This technology is changing the way individuals and organizations collaborate with each other across long distances and we are certain this opens up a window of opportunities for our country," said Stephen Misa, country manager of Cisco Philippines.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT)

Tata Communications Ltd.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like