Telecom Lead America: Huawei Technologies has joined the
Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), a group of service and solution
providers creating the blueprint to deliver high-quality video collaboration.
Huawei joined the organization as a board member.
With Huawei, OVCC membership has climbed to 24 companies.
“Creating a blueprint to commercialize
multi-network, multi-vendor video calls is compelling for the world’s leading
service and solution providers, as well as their enterprise customers. Strong
OVCC membership and continued growth moves us closer to connecting millions of
users globally with high-quality, multi-platform video calls that are as easy
to place as a telephone call,” said Andrew McFadzen, OVCC president.
OVCC members contribute to and implement the OVCC
technical and commercial blueprint, using established standards and best
practices to accelerate and commercialize business-to-business video communications.
OVCC members are committed to providing video around the
world to enable enterprise users to place and receive video calls beyond
corporate firewalls and across standards-based and proprietary video platforms.
The first OVCC services are scheduled to launch later this year.
Service providers will develop and implement OVCC
technical and commercial specifications based on industry standards, best
practices and business approaches to answer the need for interconnection,
addressing, signaling, interoperability and service coordination.
Interoperable, high-quality connectivity across networks
and devices should allow network providers to profitably and predictably
monetize their inter-enterprise video exchanges.
By making interoperability requirements invisible to the
enterprise, the OVCC specification enables enterprise users to leverage video
conferencing investments and enable more efficient value chains — spanning
customers, distributors and suppliers — to improve the speed and efficiency of