Telepresence Gets Three-Carrier Demo

AT&T, BT, and Tata Communications took a significant step forward to deliver Cisco TelePresenceTM services globally

July 1, 2009

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- AT&T, BT, and Tata Communications, today took a significant step forward to deliver Cisco TelePresenceTM services globally, by conducting the industry's first multipoint, intercompany Cisco TelePresence meeting across multiple carrier networks. AT&T, BT and Tata, together with Cisco, demonstrated the technical ability for a Cisco TelePresence user to call others on any carrier network with high levels of security and reliability.

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • Inter-carrier intercompany services have the potential to allow Cisco TelePresence users to call one another across participating networks, reliably and with high levels of security.

  • The demonstration at Cisco Live 2009 consists of inter-carrier Cisco TelePresence connections between the following sites on AT&T, BT, and Tata Communication's networks:

    • AT&T Telepresence Solution sites in Bedminster and Morristown, N.J., and Chicago, Ill.

    • A BT site in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    • A Cisco site at Cisco Live in San Francisco

    • Tata sites in Boston and London

  • This demonstration is another key step in Cisco's strategy to bring Cisco TelePresence to everyone, everywhere. It comes on the heels of recent announcements including Cisco TelePresence Extended Reach for one-screen systems over T-1 speeds, HD video conferencing interoperability, and Cisco WebExTM video interoperability.

  • More than 350 organizations have selected Cisco TelePresence for more than 2,300 rooms to improve collaboration and productivity and accelerate business decisions. Cisco TelePresence is one of the fastest-growing emerging technologies.

  • Cisco has also installed more than 500 Cisco TelePresence rooms on its own internal network for greater productivity and effective collaboration.

Executive Quotes:

  • Marthin De Beer, senior vice president, Emerging Technologies Group, Cisco

    "Today's demonstration marks a significant milestone for Cisco's service provider partners and our customers. With inter-carrier intercompany Cisco TelePresence, we're extending the power of video communications and collaboration across network service providers to bring people a new visual experience that's as easy as making a phone call."

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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